Tee L. Guidotti, a physician and chairman of the university's Environmental and Occupational Health Department, said the university agreed to a six-month renewable consulting contract with WASA. Guidotti will head the six-member team, which includes people who have doctorates and federal government experience and an epidemiologist.
He said the deal was worked out by WASA General Manager Jerry N. Johnson and John F. Williams, the university's provost and vice president for health affairs. WASA officials did not disclose how much the university team will be paid.
Daniel R. Lucey, the District's interim chief medical officer, welcomed WASA's move. "It would be helpful for me to talk with someone at WASA who has the expertise that he has," Lucey said, referring to Guidotti. "It's a good thing."
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