Long Beach Water Department’s General Manager Kevin Wattier To Retire

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Long Beach Water Department’s General Manager Kevin Wattier.

Long Beach Water Department’s General Manager Kevin Wattier.

Long Beach Water Department’s General Manager Kevin Wattier announced his retirement Tuesday after a 35-year career in the water industry, including 14 years with the Long Beach Water Department. Wattier will retire in September of this year.

“In his 14 years as general manager of the Long Beach Water Department, Kevin Wattier has built a reputation as one of the most knowledgeable water experts in the state, if not the country. He has led Long Beach to a place where the residents can be assured of a quality water supply, even in tough times,” said Harry Saltzgaver, President of the Board of Water Commissioners. “Under his guiding hand, Long Beach has become the leader in water conservation statewide. His work to assure adequate supplies of water for the city didn’t make headlines, but will cement his legacy far into the future.”

“I’ve been privileged to lead one of the region’s best water utilities for the past 14 years,” said Kevin Wattier, General Manager of the Long Beach Water Department.

The Board of Water Commissioners will be conducting a nationwide search for the next general manager.

“I speak for the entire Water Commission when I say Kevin will be sorely missed. We thank him for his service,” Saltzgaver added.

Long Beach Water is an urban, Southern California retail water supply agency, and the standard in water conservation and environmental stewardship.

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