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      Toledo water treatment commissioner resigns

      The man in charge of Toledo's water treatment plant will step down on September 1.

      The man in charge of Toledo's water treatment plant will step down on September 1.

      David Leffler, commissioner of the city's water treatment, has verbally agreed to resign from his position, at the request of Mayor D. Michael Collins.

      The mayor's office said they received a verbal resignation on Monday, but have yet to receive confirmation in writing.

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      Leffler was on vacation during the city's 50+ hour water crisis in early August. Mayor Collins said the 'do not consume' water advisory would have been issued even if Leffler had returned from vacation that weekend.

      Collins said the request for Leffler to resign came due to the fact that he no longer had confidence in him.

      Environmental services manager Tim Murphy has become acting commissioner of water treatment.