Welcome to Mesa Water District!

We are proud to serve as your local water provider since 1960. Our top goal is to deliver cleansafe and reliable water to your home or business at a cost-effective price.

I am honored to call Costa Mesa home for more than 25 years and to raise my family in our vibrant community. Our service area – which includes Costa Mesa, portions of Newport Beach and unincorporated areas of Orange County, including John Wayne Airport – offers cultural diversity, precious natural resources, a thriving economy and dedicated leaders in business, commerce, education and the arts. To keep our community healthy and strong, Mesa Water is committed to investing in and maintaining a reliable supply of safe water now and for the future. That’s our promise to you.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve you!

Paul E. Shoenberger, P.E.
General Manager

About Paul

Paul E. Shoenberger, P.E., is the General Manager of Mesa Water District (Mesa Water®) since 2009. Before that, he served on Mesa Water’s Board of Directors for nearly nine years, with three of those years as Board President.

A local advocate for water supply and quality issues, Paul serves as Chairman of the Orange County Groundwater Producer’s Group. He previously served on the Board of Directors of the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) and as Chair of ACWA’s Water Management Committee.

Paul has more than 30 years of experience in the water industry, addressing water supply and water quality issues. His experience includes ten years as an engineering consultant to the water industry, and prior to becoming Mesa Water’s General Manager in 2009, Paul spent fifteen years at another water district, including three years as its Assistant General Manager.

His goal for Mesa Water is to provide reliable, clean, safe water at a cost-effective price. He has pledged to do all he can to secure the community’s continuing prosperity through the provision of a reliable supply of safe water now and for the future.

Paul has been a resident of Costa Mesa for more than 30 years. He holds a Master’s Degree in Water Resource Management and Planning from Colorado State University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Davis. He is a registered Professional Engineer with the State of California.