Municipal Water Leader
  • In Memoriam

    William J. Steele

    Bill Steele, formerly with the Bureau of Reclamation, died on March 8 in Chula Vista, California, following complications from a lingering infection and subsequent surgery. He was 70 years old. In 1972, after graduating from Clemson University with a master's degree in resource economics, Bill spent 3 years as a graduate research assistant and a Federal Water Pollution Control Fellowship intern. He began his 38-year career with the federal government in 1975 as the chief of the economic program for Reclamation’s Southwest Region in Amarillo, Texas. This position was followed by assignments in Reclamation’s Lower Missouri Regional Office, involving water projects in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, and Wyoming. He began working…