Veteran water utility employee to head Port department

Duffrin’s 25 years of experience makes him city’s choice to replace Kleckner
Ozaukee Press staff

Leo Duffrin is the new Port Washington water superintendent.

Duffrin replaces Dave Kleckner, who had been the superintendent for the past two years. 

Kleckner, who worked for the utility for 36 years, is retiring at the end of the year.

Duffrin, who has been with the water department for more than 25 years, was one of two finalists to replace Kleckner.

“Leo’s probably the most knowledgeable person at the water plant,” City Administrator Mark Grams said, noting he has worked both on the infrastructure outside the facility and inside the plant.

Duffrin was instrumental in developing the SCADA operating system at the plant, he said, and also has the required Department of Natural Resources surface water license.

He also has a good working relationship with the other employees at the plant, Grams said.

Because Kleckner won’t be retiring until the end of the year, he will be able to help train Duffrin, Grams said.

The other finalist had good qualifications but isn’t as familiar with operating a water plant, he noted. 

Duffrin will be paid $76,469 annually.


Click Here to Send a Letter to the Editor

Ozaukee Press

Wisconsin’s largest paid circulation community weekly newspaper. Serving Port Washington, Saukville, Grafton, Fredonia, Belgium, as well as Ozaukee County government. Locally owned and printed in Port Washington, Wisconsin.

125 E. Main St.
Port Washington, WI 53074
(262) 284-3494


User login