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Green Water Infrastructure Founder to Serve on the Indy Rezone Steering Committee


Editorial Contact:
Tom Barrett, CEO
Green Water Infrastructure, Inc.
P.O. Box 124
Westfield, IN 46074
317-674-3GWI (3494)
Tom Barrett, owner and founder of Green Water Infrastructure, Inc., has been selected to serve on the steering committee for Indy Rezone.
Indy Rezone is an Indianapolis based government agency that plans to update the ordinances, regulations and design practices to be more sustainable and to improve Indianapolis residents’ quality of life by providing the foundation for redevelopment into vibrant communities. Recommended by Jesse Kharbanda, the Executive Director of the Hoosier Environmental Council, Indiana’s largest environmental policy organization, Tom has agreed to represent the HEC  and the people of Indianapolis in this position.
“I’m honored to be recommended for this position,” Tom said in a recent interview. “Indianapolis has a tremendous potential to be a pioneer in green infrastructure done right.  What we need now is two-fold: to get the government and the people of Indianapolis on the same page with what works and what doesn’t work, then we need to combine efforts to make that happen in a safe, efficient, and responsible way.”
Mr. Barrett began Green Water Infrastructure, Inc. in 2009 in response to what he saw as a great need to marry green and gray infrastructure, creating more efficient and sustainable solutions to an ever growing problem.
With over thirty years of successful landscape industry experience, Tom Barrett has held leadership positions at industry leading companies that include: Rain Bird, Kenney Machinery, Ewing, Netafim, and MacAllister Machinery. Some of Tom’s projects can be seen at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom, the Gates residence in Seattle, and Aqualand — the largest inclined green roof in the country. He has won awards in quality and process improvement, and is a frequent contributor of articles for numerous publications.