Dave Richard, PE Joins Leadership Team

Dave Richard has joined Drake Haglan & Associates (DHA) as a Principal Engineer. With 40 years of experience in water resources and wastewater engineering, Dave is a graduate of both UC Davis (MS Environmental Engineering) and Michigan Technological University (BS Civil Engineering).

Specializing in water supply and distribution; wastewater conveyance, treatment, reuse, and disposal; and biosolids management, Dave has managed projects throughout California for public agency clients, including the Cities of Manteca, Modesto, Sacramento, and San Diego, the Sacramento Area Sewer District, Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District, Tuolumne City Sanitary District, and the Counties of Fresno and Stanislaus.

Dave has also authored numerous technical papers on the subjects of wastewater filtration, wastewater reclamation, biosolids management, and treatment plant rehabilitation.

With projects ranging in construction magnitude from $500,000 to $70 million, Dave brings exceptional technical and project management skills to DHA. From treatment plants to pump stations to force mains to transmission pipelines, Dave will lead and manage DHA’s new Water Resources Group, as well as provide expertise to DHA clients throughout California.

An avid sports fan, Dave spends his free time rooting for the Oakland A’s, Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin Badgers, and refereeing youth soccer games (USSF State Referee Emeritus). Dave and his wife Jackie live in Woodland with their German shepherd, Sherry.