Mesa Water Achieves 100 Percent Local Water Reliability with Completion of Mesa Water Reliability Facility

Mesa Water Reliability Day Takes Place March 13, Milestone Coincides With National Groundwater Awareness Week

WHO: The Mesa Water District (Mesa Water) Board of Directors hosts a private ceremony for press and VIPs to commemorate Mesa Water attaining 100 percent local water reliability, meaning the District is able to serve all of its customers’ tap water demand with local water supplies.  This is a significant and unique achievement for a Southern California water agency, and the largest accomplishment in Mesa Water’s history since its formation in 1960.

WHAT: Mesa Water Reliability Day event at the new and improved Mesa Water Reliability Facility (MWRF) -- responsible for increasing the District’s water production to bring Mesa Water to 100 percent local reliability -- featuring many visuals and interview opportunities:

  • Demonstration of the award-winning MWRF’s state-of-the-art nanofiltration technology that treats amber-tinted water, sourced from a deep underground aquifer, and makes it clear…the amber tint in the source water is caused by a buried ancient redwood forest;
  • Tours of the MWRF’s 15,000-square-foot “high-performance landscape” that includes a redwood forest with its own fog system, as well as four water-wise garden habitats with coastal grassland, coastal sage scrub, coastal succulents, and a riparian woodland;
  • Acjachemem Tribe members Pearson Whitecloud Nunez and Jacqueline Nunez, native to the area, performing traditional music and paying tribute to the ancestral waters with a Native American blessing;
  • Recognition from notable elected officials, including a commendation from Governor Brown and other U.S., state, and local government and water representatives who serve the Southland; and,
  • Experts who can explain the amber-tinted water, the area’s gardens, geology and history, the MWRF’s nanofiltration system, and consumer-friendly tips on groundwater conservation and protection.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 13, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: MWRF – 1350 Gisler Avenue, Costa Mesa CA 92626
Media must RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 949.631.1201, 949.287.9126 on-site cell

WHY: Mesa Water is one of only two Orange County water districts to be 100 percent locally reliable and able to serve all of its customers’ tap water demand with local water supplies.  Mesa Water is committed to educating the public on the importance of water as a precious resource in arid Southern California.

Celebrating the completion of a two-year improvements project that increased the MWRF’s water treatment capacity, Mesa Water Reliability Day coincides with the National Groundwater Awareness Association’s (NGWA) National Groundwater Awareness Week.  The MWRF recently received an award from NGWA for groundwater protection.

The benefits provided by the MWRF include:

  • Groundwater cleanup by keeping the amber water from migrating into the clear water basin;
  • Hundreds of years of a local, drought-proof water supply for Mesa Water’s service area;
  • More import water supply for other Southland municipalities and water agencies that depend on that source;
  • Lowering the District’s energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, and carbon footprint to less than half it was before; and,
  • Better control by Mesa Water of its water affordability and high quality.

HOW: Mesa Water Reliability Day kicks off the MWRF’s official opening, and the launch of free educational tours at the MWRF to be offered by appointment.

To schedule a MWRF tour, members of the public and press may contact Mesa Water District’s Communications Department at 949.631.1201.  More information about the MWRF is at www.MesaWater.org/mwrf.php.

 

About Mesa Water

Founded on January 1, 1960, and governed by a publicly-elected, five-member Board of Directors, Mesa Water is an independent special district that provides water service to 110,000 residents in an 18-square-mile service area that includes most of Costa Mesa, a portion of Newport Beach, and John Wayne Airport. Mesa Water provides 100 percent local reliable groundwater to its customers due to the Mesa Water Reliability Facility. Visit MesaWater.org, follow @MesaWater on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, email, or call 949.631.1200 to learn more.