Mega Mesa Water Savers Recognized for Helping the District Exceed State-Mandated, 20 Percent Conservation Goal

Individuals, Homeowner’s Associations, Businesses, and Public Agencies Contribute to Conservation Success

Costa Mesa, Calif.; April 14, 2016 – Mesa Water District (Mesa Water) has reached and exceeded the state’s 20 percent conservation mandate with over 21 percent reduction in water use from June 2015 through February 2016. The District focused on outdoor watering, reducing water waste at residential, multi-family, business, and government properties.

Customers who increased water efficiency beyond expectations were responsible for higher-than-average water savings ranging from 31 percent to 56 percent. Businesses and Homeowners’ Associations amended their outdoor watering for larger landscapes to comply with Mesa Water’s watering schedules that changed with seasonal temperatures and weather.

Single-family homeowners and local government agencies implemented additional water-saving techniques, including installing a pool cover, replacing thirsty turf with water-wise landscaping, updating old irrigation with drip irrigation, reducing sprinkler times, installing smart-timers, and decreasing off-peak utility use. The following are recognized by Mesa Water’s Board of Directors as “Mega” Mesa Water Savers:

  • Janice & Steven Frates
  • Susan & Geoff West
  • Brookview Homeowners’ Association
  • Harbor Village Apartments
  • C.J. Segerstrom & Sons
  • Mariners Christian School
  • Vanguard University
  • City of Costa Mesa
  • John Wayne Airport
  • Newport Mesa Unified School District

“The ten Mesa Water customers we’re recognizing today include property owners and managers with varying responsibilities, who are clearly dedicated to doing the right thing and engaging in activities that achieve higher-than-average water savings during this extended drought,” said Mesa Water Board President Shawn Dewane. He continued, “We’re proud to be part of a community so dedicated to water efficiency.”


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.