Yosef Kebede, Head of Baltimore’s Sewer and Water Operations to Step Down

The head of Baltimore’s Bureau of Water and Wastewater, who is responsible for the troubled Back River Waste Water Treatment Plant, has told associates he is leaving.

Yosef Kebede disclosed the decision to senior staff a day before an explosion blew out a key operation at the treatment plant, two department sources told The Brew.

Kebede gave no reason why he would step down, effective April 7, according to the sources, who asked not to be identified in order to discuss a personnel matter that has not yet been made public.