BREWER, Maine — Rodney Butler, who departed as the city’s code enforcement officer last month, soon will return as the new water department supervisor, City Manager Steve Bost said.

“We’ve been in the process of looking for a water department supervisor for several months,” he said. “We did a rather extensive search and interestingly all roads eventually led to Rodney Butler.

“We’re very pleased that he is interested in coming back to Brewer,” Bost said.

Butler accepted an engineering position with Poland Springs Water Co. in September and assistant code enforcement officer Ben Breadmore was offered and accepted the code enforcement officer job.

Butler “expressed a strong desire to come back to Brewer and we are confident that he will do an outstanding job,” Bost said.

Rodney replaces Mike Riley, who left in June. His first day back in Brewer will be Nov. 1.