Workshop series to address the drought, conservation, and other issues
Costa Mesa, Calif.; January 26, 2016 – Mesa Water District (Mesa Water) kicks off its 2016 Water Issues Study Group (WISG) water education program for adults on Wednesday, January 27 at 6:00 p.m. Mesa Water offers the annual WISG series – at no cost to participants – to customers, community members, teachers, students (high school and older), elected officials, media, industry colleagues, and others interested in learning about water issues.
Costa Mesa, Calif.; January 11, 2016 – Mesa Water District (Mesa Water) is now represented by its Public & Government Affairs Manager, Stacy Taylor, on the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) State Legislative Committee. Appointed by ACWA president Kathy Tiegs, Ms. Taylor was recommended by Orange County Water District president Cathy Green who also serves as Vice Chair of ACWA’s Region 10, representing ACWA members throughout Orange County and San Diego. Ms. Taylor’s two-year term begins this month.
Costa Mesa, Calif.; December 16, 2015 – Mesa Water District (Mesa Water) has eliminated outdoor watering throughout its service area to meet the State’s 20 percent conservation mandate.
All commercial, industrial and public agency landscapes with dedicated irrigation meters, including Mesa Water’s own meters, will be shut off until February 29, 2016. Outdoor watering is permitted only for single family residential customers and landscapes irrigated with recycled water.
“Mesa Water’s customers have been doing a great job conserving, but the reduced baselines for the fall and winter months have presented a challenge in meeting the State’s goal,” said Paul E. Shoenberger, Mesa Water General Manager. “If the projected winter rains and cooler temperatures continue as expected, our customers will be able to conserve through February while keeping their landscapes healthy,” said Shoenberger.
Water Efficiency Devices Free to Customers
Costa Mesa, Calif.; November 13, 2015 – With shorter days and cooler nights, Mesa Water District (Mesa Water) has adjusted its conservation rules to allow watering on Saturdays only, before 8:00 a.m. or after 5:00 p.m.
Temperatures have cooled and rains are predicted for the fall and winter months, requiring less outdoor watering to keep plants healthy. One day a week is expected to be sufficient outdoor watering when no rains occur.
“We recommend that customers turn off their irrigation timers for the winter months and let nature do the watering,” said Mesa Water General Manager Paul E. Shoenberger.
Board Considering 1-Day a Week Outdoor Watering
COSTA MESA, Calif.; October 29, 2015 – Mesa Water District (Mesa Water) is on track to achieving the state-mandated 20 percent reduction in water use by February 2016, if the District and its customers continue conserving.
“Mesa Water’s customers started strong, achieving 25 percent, on average, through the hot weather months of June, July, and August,” said Paul E. Shoenberger, Mesa Water General Manager. “Now that we’re being compared to cooler fall months of 2013, we and our customers need to make bigger cuts in water use to meet the state’s requirements,” Shoenberger said.
This is the first time since reporting began in June that Mesa Water has fallen below the 20 percent threshold. This September, conservation fell to 17.8 percent.
Meet Mesa Water at the MWRF to Discuss Current Water Issues
Guided Garden Tours and Tips from 1-5pm to Help Save Water Outdoors
Costa Mesa, Calif.; June 25, 2015 – Mesa Water District (Mesa Water) has released its 2015 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 the treatment and maintenance of Mesa Water’s groundwater.
“Customers can depend on the high quality water provided by Mesa Water District and the 2015 Water Quality Report demonstrates the exceptional nature of the water supplies provided to the Newport-Mesa area and John Wayne Airport,” said Mesa Water Board President Shawn Dewane.
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