What Troy Thinks of Its Water Works Superintendent

What Troy Thinks of Its Water Works Superintendent

The Standard-Press of Troy, N. Y., in its pictorial supplement, devoted to current events and personages of that city, has this to say of John M. Diven, superintendent of the local water system and also secretary of the American Water Works Association:

“When Mayor Burns was inaugurated, in January, 1912, he looked about him for a man who would be capable of placing the water system of Trov on a sound financial basis and who would also bring a guarantee of an efficient administration to the office of superintendent of water works. As such a man he selected John M. Diven, and the wisdom of his choice has been fully demonstrated in the capahle direction of the department. Mr. Diven accepted the appointment offered him by Mayor Burns and has made a study of every phase of the water system of Troy, and when the recent improvements recommended by him are carried out Troy will have a water works system unsurpassed by any in the country. Mr. Diven understands the secret of making all who have any claim on his time and attention feel and appreciate that he is doing all he can for them. He expects every man under his direction to do his duty, and industry and fidelity are the sole titles to bis favor and esteem. Mr. Diven was born in Elmira. N. Y., in 1852. He was connected with the water works department of that city from 1873 until 1995, when the city of Charleston, S. C., selected him to take charge of the water works department of that city.”

No posts to display