Placer County Water Agency

Managed PCWA since 1992

Auburn, Calif. – David A. Breninger, who has managed the Placer County Water Agency since 1992, was honored Thursday, March 5th, on the eve of his retirement.

Breninger’s accomplishments were recognized at Thursday’s meeting of the PCWA Board of Directors by members of the board and staff and by others attending the ceremony. 


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PCWA Board Chairman Primo Santini noted some of the key advances made by the agency under Breninger’s leadership.  “To me, your biggest accomplishment is the staff you developed,” Santini said.  You’re leaving us with a bright future.  I believe that is the biggest monument you have built.”

In attendance was Jennifer Persike, deputy executive director of the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA), who lauded Breninger’s leadership on water issues at the regional and statewide levels and presented a resolution of appreciation on behalf of the ACWA Board of Directors.

Breninger’s March 6 retirement closes out a 48-year career in public service, including the past 23 years with PCWA.  Agency accomplishments during his tenure include the construction of the PCWA Business Center, American River Pump Station, and Ophir Pump Station and the successful federal relicensing of the PCWA Middle Fork American River Hydroelectric Project.

He is being succeeded as general manager by the agency’s director of strategic affairs Einar Maisch.