Mesa Water To Seek Input on Study Findings at July 28 Board Meeting
Costa Mesa, Calif. – At its Board meeting on July 21, Mesa Water District received from Arcadis U.S., Inc. the “Optimal Governance Structure Study” that was commissioned last month to analyze how Mesa Water and Costa Mesa Sanitary District (CMSD) could more economically, effectively and efficiently provide water, sewer and trash collection services to the districts’ customers.
Mesa Water District (Mesa Water®) board members and staff will be visiting local neighborhoods this summer for “Community Chats.”
Costa Mesa, Calif. – Mesa Water District has released its 2016 Water Quality Report (Report) to the public containing important information about Mesa Water’s drinking water supplies, water quality, and how its drinking water meets and surpasses all state and federal drinking water standards. The Report also offers information about the District’s water supply sources and Mesa Water’s groundwater.
Costa Mesa, Calif. – On Thursday, June 16, 2016, the Mesa Water District Board of Directors unanimously approved commissioning the Optimal Governance Structure study to explore opportunities for Mesa Water and the Costa Mesa Sanitary District (CMSD) to more economically, effectively and efficiently deliver water, sewer and trash collection services to their customers. The districts share a nearly overlapping customer base and service area, with Mesa Water serving most of Costa Mesa, parts of Newport Beach and unincorporated areas of Orange County including John Wayne Airport.
Public Hearing to Take Place on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at Mesa Water Board Meeting to Receive Public Input
Costa Mesa, Calif. – Mesa Water District (Mesa Water) invites the public to comment on the 2015 Urban Water Management Plan (Plan) at its June 9th Board meeting at 6:00 p.m. at the District office. Under the state water code, every urban water supplier providing water for municipal purposes to more than 3,000 customers or supplying more than 3,000 acre-feet of water annually, must prepare, adopt, and file an Urban Water Management Plan every five years. Mesa Water provides water service to 110,000 residents.
The OC-44 Imported Water Pipeline Serves Cities of Costa Mesa and Huntington Beach; Flushing is Part of Mesa Water’s Water Quality Testing and System Maintenance Programs
Costa Mesa, Calif.; April 28, 2016 – To ensure high water quality, the Mesa Water District (Mesa Water) crews are flushing water from one of its main pipelines, called the OC-44, in two locations: Canary and Cardinal Drives in Costa Mesa, and Adams Avenue and Ranger Lane in Huntington Beach. The water flushing began yesterday and will conclude later today.
“Flushing a pipeline during a drought is unfortunate timing, nonetheless it is needed to keep water quality high,” said Paul E. Shoenberger, P.E., Mesa Water General Manager. “Mesa Water would prefer to re-use the water in some way but State regulations do not allow us to serve this water.”
Management Support, Training, and Safe Work Practices Are Instrumental to Reducing Lost-Time Workplace Accidents
Costa Mesa, Calif.; April 25, 2016 – Mesa Water District (Mesa Water) has surpassed 1,000 days without a lost-time injury or incident. Although neighboring public agencies in Orange County make safety a priority and have good safety records, few have gone past the 1,000 day mark.
“Mesa Water’s leadership provides the time and resources necessary for staff to do their job correctly and safely,” said Peter Kuchinsky, Lead Risk Management Consultant for ACWA/JPIA, “and with that kind of support, staff is able to follow standard operating procedures, work efficiently, avoid shortcuts, and engage in safe work practices.”
Individuals, Homeowner’s Associations, Businesses, and Public Agencies Contribute to Conservation Success
Costa Mesa, Calif.; April 14, 2016 – Mesa Water District (Mesa Water) has reached and exceeded the state’s 20 percent conservation mandate with over 21 percent reduction in water use from June 2015 through February 2016. The District focused on outdoor watering, reducing water waste at residential, multi-family, business, and government properties.
Customers who increased water efficiency beyond expectations were responsible for higher-than-average water savings ranging from 31 percent to 56 percent. Businesses and Homeowners’ Associations amended their outdoor watering for larger landscapes to comply with Mesa Water’s watering schedules that changed with seasonal temperatures and weather.
Drought-tolerant landscaping classes offered at no charge to participants
Board to Honor Mega Mesa Water Savers at April 14 meeting
Costa Mesa, Calif.; March 30, 2016 – Mesa Water District (Mesa Water) has exceeded its state-mandated conservation goal by achieving over 21 percent conservation from June 2015 through February 2016. The District’s state-assigned goal was 20 percent.
“Mesa Water’s customers are increasingly aware of the value of water and have stepped up their water efficiency efforts through reduced outdoor watering, upgraded landscapes, and fixing leaks,” said Mesa Water Board President Shawn Dewane. “At our April 14 meeting, the Mesa Water Board is honored to recognize the conservation efforts of individuals, businesses, homeowner’s associations, and public agencies with a water savings of 31 to 56 percent,” Dewane said.
Mesa Water Renewed for Fifth Time as “District of Distinction” for Good Governance and Fiscal Practices
Special District Leadership Foundation reaccredits District for transparent, ethical practices and policies Costa Mesa, Calif.; Febru…
Mesa Water District Celebrates 30 Years of its Water Issues Study Group - A 3-Part Adult Education Series
Workshop series to address the drought, conservation, and other issues Costa Mesa, Calif.; January 26, 2016 – …
Mesa Water Gains Appointment on Satewide Association of California Water Agencies’ Legislative Committee
Costa Mesa, Calif.; January 11, 2016 – Mesa Water District (Mesa Water) (http://www.mesawater.org) is now represented by its Public Government Affairs …
Mesa Water District Further Restricts Outdoor Watering in its Service Area to Meet State-Mandated Conservation Goals
Costa Mesa, Calif.; December 16, 2015 – Mesa Water District (Mesa Water) (http://www.mesawater.org) has eliminated outdoor watering throughout its service ar…