Mesa Water District Wins Three Communications Awards This Year For Public Outreach

Costa Mesa, Calif.; June 13, 2012 – On June 1, Mesa Water District (Mesa Water) won a PROTOS award -- for the first time in the District’s history -- from the Orange County Chapter of Public Relations Society of America (OC/PRSA), which annually acknowledges the area’s top public relations programs and practitioners.  Mesa Water was recognized with a PROTOS for outstanding achievement in the Community Relations/Institutional Programs category for the District’s 2011 campaign “Hello: My Name is Mesa Water.”  This award marks Mesa Water’s third communications award in the past year.

Earlier this year, Mesa Water received the highest honor from the California Association of Public Information Officials (CAPIO) with a first place “Excellence in Communications” award for best Marketing/Communications Campaigns/Programs. Furthermore, the California Special Districts Association (CSDA) bestowed its Exceptional Public Outreach Award to Mesa Water.

Mesa Water’s Board President, Fred R. Bockmiller, Jr., P.E. stated: “By recently adding the goal of public awareness to its strategic plan, the Mesa Water Board reinforced its commitment to transparency, customer and community interaction, and public information.  We are quite pleased with the positive results that our enhanced communications and expanded outreach programs have already produced.”

More information about Mesa Water’s public outreach programs is under the “Public Information” tab on the District’s homepage.

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.