Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Civil Engineering ,
William G. Borghard served during World War II in the U.S. Navy in the European and Pacific Theatres of operations as an explosive specialist and frogman from 1943 and 1946. In 1948, he was accepted as a civil engineering student at SDSC and completed post graduate studies in civil engineering, labor relations and management. From 1953 to 1961, he served as a Project Engineer and Assistant to the Chief Engineer of C.W. Lauman Co. of Bethpage, NY. The company was involved in design and construction of water and wastewater treatment projects. The largest single project under his direction was the provision of water supplies for the 180-mile Garden State Parkway in New Jersey. Subsequently, he joined the International Utilities Corp. of Philadelphia, PA., with responsibility for construction, operation and maintenance of 10 water companies located in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut, where he planned and executed major expansion of service areas and facilities. In 1969, he was appointed Deputy Commissioner of Public Works for Westchester County, NY. He was appointed Commissioner of Environmental Facilities in 1971. He was a registered Professional Engineer in New York and New Jersey and was a member of numerous professional societies as well as being an active participant in community affairs.