Detroit Notifies T. A. Leisen of Appointment
Theodore A. Leisen, water superintendent and chief engineer at Louisville. Ky., has received formal notice of the tender of the position of water superintendent at Detroit, with broad powers, at a salary of $6,500. When the notification came Mr. Leisen said he would consider the offer and take up the matter at once with President Head and the Water Board.
Mr. Leisen was born in Philadelphia in 1867. After graduating from the high school there he received a technical education from special instructors. After many years’ experience in railroad construction and management, both in this country and in South America, Mr. Leisen turned his attention to municipal engineering, sewers, parks, streets and water works. He has had twenty years’ experience in this line. For twelve year’s he has devoted his time exclusively to hydraulic engineering, filtration and w-ater works in general. For six years he occupied the position of consulting engineer and chief engineer and superintendent for the water works board of Wilmington, Del. Since 1908 he has been chief engineer and superintendent of the Louisville Water Company, acting also as consulting engineer in other water works and filtration plants. He designed and built the pumping station and equipment, standpipe, reservoir and filtration plant at Wilmington, and the office buildings and the new 40,000,000 gallon extension filter plant which is now nearing completion in Louisville. His salary is $5,000.
Mr. Leisen is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Water Works Association, the New England Water Works Association, and several other engineering societies.