Mesa Water District is dedicated to operating as a transparent public agency. We strive to provide high-quality drinking water to our customers through efficient operations and excellent customer service. We are the only Orange County water provider to meet 100 percent of our customers’ needs using local groundwater and our water is among the most affordable in the county.

Mesa Water provides drinking water to 110,000 residents in Costa Mesa, parts of Newport Beach and some unincorporated areas, including John Wayne Airport. We are governed by a five-member Board of Directors that is responsible for policies and decision making. The General Manager is responsible for managing day-to-day operations including a staff of 50 and a combined annual Operating and Capital Budget of approximately $41 million.

As an independent special district, we are unique in that we do not collect taxes to fund any of our operations. We understand the importance of government accountability, openness, and transparency; and, we appreciate our responsibility to the public and press regarding government oversight, including reporting compensation.

FinancialsBoard of Directors
Budget Board Meetings
CAFR Board of Directors
Financials HQ
Policy Positions
Rates and Fees Committee Assignments
Water Rate Schedule Board Agenda and Packets
AAA Rating - Fitch Meeting Minutes Archive
AAA Rating(original) - Fitch Strategic Plan
AAA Rating - S&P Public Records Request
State Controller’s Financial Transaction Report Board Member Compensation Ordinance
Water Cost Comparison Sign up for Board notifications
  Public Notices


Work With UsCompensation
Request for Proposals Job Classifications and Salary Ranges
Job Openings Mesa Water District 2020 Compensation and Benefit Summary
Rules and Regulations Employee Benefits
Plan Submittal Requirements Employee Rules & Regulations
Standard Water Construction Notes MWDEA Memorandum of Understanding
  CalPERS Reportable Compensation
  State Controller’s Government Compensation Reports


Ethics and Disclosure
Conflict of Interest Policy
Expense Reimbursement Policy
Public Official Appointments
Ethics Certificates
Ticket Distribution Policy
Food/Meal Policy
District Data Inventory – SB 272
District of Distinction Reaccreditation Certificate - December 2017-December 2019