Congressman Dana Rohrabacher Supports Mesa Water

Costa Mesa, Calif.; July 10, 2012 – The Mesa Water District (Mesa Water) Board of Directors recently hosted the District’s annual reunion of its Water Issues Study Group (WISG), with United States Congressman Dana Rohrabacher as the featured guest speaker.

A longtime supporter of the District, Congressman Rohrabacher -- who is also a Mesa Water customer as a resident of Costa Mesa -- conveyed to the captive audience the importance of water infrastructure and the value of Mesa Water soon achieving a 100 percent local water supply when its improved Colored Water Treatment Facility returns to service this year. Rohrabacher also discussed the connection between water and energy, and how reducing dependence on imported water supplies lowers energy costs and benefits the environment.

In addition to the District’s Board members, Rohrabacher was one of five speakers to address the group of 30 WISG alumni on topics ranging from Mesa Water’s effective and efficient performance, to water quality and water use efficiency. The event also included a tour of the water-wise gardenat the District’s headquarters.

About the Water Issues Study Group
Formed in 1986, Mesa Water’s award-winning Water Issues Study Group is a fee-free adult educational program offered annually to District customers and community members interested in learning about important local, regional, and statewide water issues. Class members meet the third Wednesday of each month, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. February through May, to learn from experts about California’s water history, Mesa Water’s water supply sources, and current water issues, trends and related topics. The final class includes a lively roundtable discussion and a graduation ceremony.

Each June, WISG graduates are invited to the annual reunion meeting. To date, more than 750 Mesa Water customers have participated in the WISG. The next Water Issues Study Group session begins February 2013.

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.