Mesa Water and Orange Coast College to Distribute Free Fresh Water and Nalgene Water Bottles at New, On-campus Water Vending Machine

Water District Offers Complimentary First Refills As Part Of “Refill Not Landfill” Campaign To Reduce Plastic Waste

WHAT: In an effort to reduce plastic waste in landfills, Mesa Water District(Mesa Water) celebrates the debut of its new on-campus water vending machine at Orange Coast College (OCC) by distributing 500 reusable Nalgene water bottles (while supplies last) with one free fresh water refill.  For just 5 cents, the vending machine offers 16-ounce, 24-ounce, and 1-gallon servings of fresh, chilled water.

As part of the complimentary water and bottle distribution, students are encouraged to sign a large “Refill Not Landfill” pledge board to help reduce the roughly 50 billion single-serve plastic water bottles that consume U.S. landfills each year.  Mesa Water is committed to helping OCC students and staff “Refill Not Landfill” by providing safe, reliable affordable tap water.

WHEN: Thursday, October 11, 2012 – 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (while supplies last)

WHERE: Orange Coast College
2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Mesa Water’s water vending machine is located between OCC’s Student Center and Watson Hall.


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, follow @MesaWater on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, email, or call 949.631.1200 to learn more.