Outdoor Watering Limited to Tuesday and Saturday before 8am or after 5pm; Enforcement increased District-wide
Costa Mesa, Calif.; May 14, 2015 – At tonight’s Board meeting and hearing regarding a mandatory 20 percent water conservation reduction assigned by the state of California, the Mesa Water District (Mesa Water) Board of Directors (Board) approved a new emergency water conservation ordinance designed to preserve “a reliable minimum supply of potable water essential to the public health, safety, and welfare of the people, and economy of the southern California region.”
“The drought is serious and Mesa Water is doing its part to conserve essential drinking water resources during this critical time,” said Mesa Water Board Vice President Ethan Temianka. “Our residential customers have done a tremendous job in the past when we’ve asked them to conserve and we expect that residents, in addition to businesses and public agencies, will be able to meet the current challenge.”
Costa Mesa, Calif.; April 20, 2015 – Today’s ruling by the Fourth District Court of Appeal (Fourth District), determines that water rates must comply with a fair and predictable standard based on the cost of service. Mesa Water submitted an amicus brief in support of a lawsuit between the Capistrano Taxpayers Association and the City of San Juan Capistrano.
California public water providers use a number of different rate structures, including tiered rates, uniform volumetric rates, water budget based rates, and others. Mesa Water uses a uniform volumetric rate structure.
Customers & Community Invited to Open House, Tours, & Town Hall at the Mesa Water Reliability Facility on Friday, March 13 at 4 p.m.
Costa Mesa, Calif.; March 4, 2015 – Mesa Water District (Mesa Water) will celebrate its fifty-five years of service to the Newport-Mesa community and the second anniversary of its Mesa Water Reliability Facility (MWRF) on Friday, March 13, 2015, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Vice President Ethan Temianka to Speak at Costa Mesa Chamber
Costa Mesa, Calif.; February 17, 2015 – Mesa Water District (Mesa Water) will present the State of the District at this Thursday’s Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce breakfast at 7:00 a.m., February 19, 2015, at the Costa Mesa Country Club.
Vice President Ethan Temianka will offer an update on the drought, its effect on the region, and what the District is doing to help customers be more efficient water users. The update will also include discussion about high-quality, local water supplies here in Orange County.
Workshop series to focus on long-term water reliability and the drought
Costa Mesa, Calif.; January 7, 2015 – Mesa Water District (Mesa Water) kicks off its 2015 Water Issues Study Group (WISG) water education program for adults on Wednesday, January 21 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.
Now in its 29th consecutive year, WISG teaches participants about local and state water history, water quality, water reliability, conservation and water use efficiency, and includes two tours – one of a District reservoir and one of the Mesa Water Reliability Facility (MWRF) – in a three-part series that takes place on Wednesdays, Jan. 21, Feb. 4, and Feb. 18, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The first two workshops take place in the District’s Boardroom, located at 1965 Placentia Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92627. The third workshop will take place at the MWRF, located at 1350 Gisler Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92626.
Costa Mesa, Calif. – Mesa Water District (Mesa Water) has launched a Mesa Water Saver campaign aimed at reducing residential water use within its service area. Starting in December, Mesa Water is contacting approximately 40,000 households in its community with multiple grassroots touch-points including bilingual (English/Spanish) bill inserts, door-hangers, phone calls, postcards, and home visits to ask all residents to focus on loads, lawns, and leaks. The goal is to reduce daily residential water use by 20 gallons or more per person.
Customers in Mesa Water’s service area have been focused on outdoor water use, which can comprise up to 60 percent of residential water consumption. Mesa Water’s customers have been actively participating in the District’s turf removal and other rebate programs and attending in record numbers its workshops on water-efficient landscaping. The District is now asking residents to look closer at their highest water uses at home.
Shawn Dewane Voted by the Board to Serve as President; Ethan Temianka to Serve as Vice President
Costa Mesa, Calif.; December 22, 2014 – Mesa Water District (Mesa Water) Directors Jim Atkinson and Shawn Dewane were re-elected this November to each serve a four-year term on the Mesa Water Board of Directors (Board). Subsequently, at its regular Board meeting on Thursday, December 11, 2014, the Board officially named Shawn Dewane of Division V to serve as Board President, and Ethan Temianka from Division III to serve as Vice President.
Director Atkinson has served on Mesa Water’s Board since 1998 and ran for Director Division IV against a long-time Costa Mesa resident, while Director Dewane ran unopposed.
"Date Night at the District" Encourages Bringing a Friend to Learn About Water-Wise Landscaping Practices Together
“Water Smarts Here” Workshops and Garden Tours to Help Local Landscapes be Healthy and Water-Wise
June 27,2014 – Mesa Water District (Mesa Water) has released its 2014 Water Quality Report (Report) to the public containing important information about water quality and how it not only meets, but 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.
“The 2014 Water Quality Report highlights the Mesa Water Board’s commitment to providing safe, reliable water to our customers and communities and in encouraging awareness about the importance of using water efficiently,” said James R. Fisler, Mesa Water Board President.
Mesa Water District to Help Customers Address the Drought, Implement Water-efficient Practices Through Landscape Workshops
Water-Saving Landscape Workshops to Take Place May 10 and May 24
Visit the Mesa Water Reliability Facility (MWRF) for Mesa Water Reliability Day on Thursday, March 13, 2014
Free Open House Welcomes Community to Tour the MWRF’s Demonstration Gardens and Water Purification Technology …
Mesa Water District to Replace Chloramine Disinfection with Free Chlorine for One Month, Beginning February 18, 2014, with No Noticable Difference in Taste
Costa Mesa, Calif. – Mesa Water District (Mesa Water) will convert from chloramine disinfection to free chlorine disinfection for one month, beginning on February 18, 20…
New Agreement Includes Three Percent Net Salary Increase Over Four Years with No Increase in Employee Benefits Costa Mesa, Calif. – On …