From Costa Mesa to Sacramento… Mesa Water District Advocates for Accessible, Affordable, Reliable Water

Mesa Water District Advocates for Accessible, Affordable, Reliable Water

From Costa Mesa to Sacramento… Mesa Water District Advocates for Accessible, Affordable, Reliable Water Monitoring legislation and regulations that can impact Mesa Water® and our future water supplies is vital. To continue providing you with economical, effective, and efficient water services, Mesa Water works with local and regional government authorities, and Sacramento lawmakers and regulators, to advance sound policies on waterrelated issues such as:

  • development of local water supplies
  • water infrastructure funding
  • water pricing/Proposition 218 protection
  • water quality mandates
  • water use efficiency/conservation
  • water reuse permitting

Below is a recap of recent activity:

Conservation Legislation: Mesa Water partnered with a statewide coalition of over 100 water providers to favorably form SB 606/AB 2668, signed by Governor Brown in May. This legislation establishes a post-2020 framework for water conservation and drought planning, as outlined in the Governor’s Making Water Conservation a California Way of Life. Resulting rules are posted and regularly updated at MesaWater.org/ConservationRequirements.

California WaterFix and EcoRestore: This “Twin Tunnels” project is a key component of the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) effort to modernize the State Water Project while enhancing environmental protection in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Mesa Water opposed recent bills threatening this project, and testified at Delta Stewardship Council hearings to support the project which is now another step closer to fruition. Benefits of this project for Mesa Water, and the Southland, include improved water quality, seismic resiliency, and water reliability.

Water Tax: Mesa Water is part of a broad coalition seeking alternatives to a proposed statewide water tax. If passed, SB 623 would add to every water customer’s bill a monthly fee that would only be used to improve drinking water in selected parts of the State. Mesa Water believes that failing water systems in other California regions need support and, along with the coalition, is promoting a different approach. Info at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For information, contact Mesa Water’s External Affairs Manager, Stacy Taylor, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 949.207.5434.