Governor Issues New Executive Order Calling on Californians to Use Water Wisely

Posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2022

To help California ensure sufficient water for essential indoor and outdoor use, Governor Gavin Newsom has issued a new Executive Order asking Californians to strive to limit summertime water use and to use water more efficiently. Mesa Water supports the statewide effort to encourage all Californians to use water wisely and applauds the Governor for allowing local water agencies to determine how best to address prolonged dry seasons in our local communities.

Mesa Water has an abundant supply of water due to long-term investments in water sources and infrastructure, so that water is available when and where our customers need it. Between the Orange County Water District’s expert management of the Orange County Groundwater Basin (Basin) and the Groundwater Replenishment System, which helps refill the Basin – along with the Mesa Water Reliability Facility, our customers always have several years’ supply of 100% local, reliable, clean, safe, groundwater in storage.

Using water efficiently is a way of life and an important responsibility that comes along with the benefits of living in a Mediterranean-like climate that residents in the Mesa Water service area enjoy. In recent years, Mesa Water’s customers have voluntarily made water use efficiency a way of life and have adopted water wise landscaping, irrigation technologies and habits that create vibrant yards, reduce energy use, protect natural resources and reduce landscape maintenance. Efficient outdoor water use is where customers can make the greatest impact because all the water Mesa Water customers use indoors is recycled.

Mesa Water is committed to proactively pursuing and supporting water supply projects, and to keep our community resilient during dry seasons for generations to come, because the best way to mitigate drought is to increase water supply.

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