Staff Splash: Meet Hester “Fritz” Petropoulos

Posted: Monday, March 11, 2024

Please welcome Fritz Petropoulos, our new Water Use Efficiency and Education Coordinator.

Q: How did you get into the water industry?
A: After more than 15 years as a classroom teacher, I became the Education Coordinator at the Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District – a role I had for seven years. When I saw the opportunity to join Mesa Water, I thought I could grow professionally and switch from educating about how standing water attracts mosquitoes, to informing customers about local, reliable, clean and safe water.

Q: What are you most excited about in your new role at Mesa Water?
A: I am excited to enhance our water use efficiency program and work with customers to help them use water wisely.

Q: What would people find surprising about Mesa Water?
A: The water we provide is truly 100% local. We don’t take any water from the Colorado River or Northern California – we’re the only water district in Orange County to achieve that distinction.

Q: What is your favorite water themed movie?
A: It has to be Splash! The movie has an amazing cast, and the lobster scene is unforgettable!