Staff Splash: Meet Shane Kemp

Posted: Thursday, June 30, 2022

Shane Kemp, water quality technician at Mesa Water, ensures your drinking water is safe.

Q. How did you start your career in the water industry?

A: I worked for a water conservation consultant that piqued my interest and exposed me to the water industry. I started taking water-related classes in the water science program at my local community college, and the rest is history.

Q: What do you find most rewarding about your job?

A: I enjoy informing customers about where their water comes from
– that Mesa Water is the only water district in Orange County that provides 100% local groundwater and is not reliant on imported water – and how Mesa Water ensures their drinking water is safe and reliable.

Q: Tell us about your role to ensure that our water is safe for our customers.

A: In my role as a water quality technician, I perform tests and monitor equipment to ensure the water being distributed to Mesa Water customers is safe and meeting or exceeding water quality standards that have been established by federal and state regulatory agencies.

Q: Do you have a hobby outside of work?

A: I enjoy road trips with my family and friends exploring cities throughout California.

Staff Splash is a recurring feature in News on Tap. Look forward to meeting more Mesa Water employees in future issues.