Alex Breitler, The Record

The man who kept water flowing to Stockton homes and businesses for the past 13 years has announced his retirement.

Kevin Kauffman, the 57-year-old general manager of the Stockton East Water District, said he will start his own consulting business out of his Stockton home – something he’s dreamed of for more than a decade.

And anyway, it’s time for a change at the district, he said.

“We’ve had some good accomplishments, the district is on a good track, and now we really need to bring new blood in here,” Kauffman said.


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