Mesa Water To Host Reformatted Water Issues Study Group Focused on Infrastructure, Efficiency, and Quality

Workshop Takes Place Saturday, October 21, 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., at the MWRF

COSTA MESA, Calif.Mesa Water District (Mesa Water®) will host a half-day Water Issues Study Group (WISG) water education program for adults on Saturday, October 21, 2017, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Offered at no cost to participants, WISG is open to Mesa Water® customers and community members, including residents and individuals from local businesses, public agencies, and high schools, as well as elected officials, media, industry colleagues, and others interested in learning about Mesa Water and water in general. For the public’s convenience, and based on feedback from past participants, this year’s WISG is reformatted to take place in one half-day at the Mesa Water Reliability Facility (MWRF).

“Since 1986, the Water Issues Study Group program has provided abundant water knowledge through group discussions about our 100 percent local, reliable water supplies, their sources, how they are treated, tested and distributed, and the importance of being efficient with our water use,” says Mesa Water Board President Jim Atkinson. “We’ve seen a lot of changes over the past 30-plus years and value the time that our customers and community members are able to share with us to learn about water…a resource that none of us can live without,” Atkinson continued.

WISG teaches participants about Mesa Water’s local water supplies and reliability, water use efficiency, and water quality, and includes a tour of the MWRF’s water-wise gardens and nanofiltration technology. The MWRF is located at 1350 Gisler Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Flat, closed-toe shoes are required for the tour. WISG graduates join the group of over 540 alumni who are invited to annual WISG reunion events hosted by Mesa Water every summer.

At this year’s WISG, former Mesa Water Director and Orange Coast College History Professor, Hank Panian will receive a WISG Professor Emeritus designation for his 30 years of teaching WISG classes about the history and geography of our water supplies.

Those interested in attending WISG, can call Mesa Water’s Public Affairs Department at 949.631.1201, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or sign up online at where more information is also available.


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.