Mesa Water District Engineer Earns Two Prestigious Honors

Mesa’s District Engineer, Robert R. McVicker, P.E., Receives Diplomate Water Resources Engineer Credential

McVicker Selected by Orange County Board of Supervisors to Serve on Wells Standards Advisory Board

Costa Mesa, Calif. ; April 19, 2011 – Mesa Water District (Mesa Water) District Engineer, Robert (Bob) R. McVicker, P.E., has met the requirements for the Diplomate Water Resources Engineer (D.WRE) credential from the American Academy of Water Resources Engineer Board of Trustees (www.AAWRE.Org). He has surpassed the professional project experience, educational background, and expertise required for this certification level. Mr. McVicker is being honored for this achievement at a diplomate induction ceremony at the EWRI World Water and Environmental Resources Congress in Palm Springs, Calif. on May 24, 2011.

Mr. McVicker has also been selected by the Orange County Board of Supervisors to serve a three-year term on the Wells Standards Advisory Board (WASB).  The WASB is comprised of industry experts, and convenes annually to counsel the county’s Health Officer concerning Orange County’s principles for well construction and abandonment.

"Mesa is very proud of Bob McVicker as our District Engineer, and his many achievements,” says Paul E. Shoenberger, P.E., General Manager, Mesa Water District.  “This is yet another great example of our staff’s dedication to excellence in order to help better serve our customers and the District.”

Mr. McVicker joined Mesa in 2001 as District Engineer and has more than 27 years of experience in water resources engineering in the both public and private sectors.  He earned a Master of Science in Civil Engineering (Water Resources and Hydrology) from Utah State University, and a Bachelors of Science in Environmental Resources Engineering from Humboldt State University.


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.