Mesa Water District Hires Justin Finch as Conservation Specialist

Costa Mesa, Calif.; March 16, 2011 – Mesa Water District (Mesa Water) hired Justin Finch as Conservation Specialist, effective February 22. Mr. Finch has a Master of Public Policy from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and a Bachelor of Science degree from San Jose State University in Environmental Studies. Prior to joining Mesa, Finch served as Water Conservation Auditor for the Los Osos Community Services District in Los Osos, Calif., and he held a similar position with the City of Paso Robles, Calif. Finch also volunteers for Habitat for Humanity.

At Mesa, Finch will support the District’s water use efficiency programs and activities by identifying, evaluating, promoting and implementing wise water use measures. Additionally, he will lead coordination efforts with other government agencies and utilities, and establish working relationships with local businesses, property managers and homeowners, in order to support water use efficiency. He will also work closely with the city of Costa Mesa to implement state and federal laws pertaining to water-efficient landscaping and irrigation.

"Mesa is proud to welcome Justin Finch as our Conservation Specialist,” says Paul E. Shoenberger, P.E., General Manager, Mesa Water District. “His top goal at the District is to promote efficient water use in our service area.”

Mr. Finch reports to Barry Carlson, Customer Services Manager at Mesa Water District.


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.