Mesa Water District Amends Outdoor Watering to One-Day a Week; Irrigation Allowed on Saturdays Only

Costa Mesa, Calif.; November 13, 2015 – With shorter days and cooler nights, Mesa Water District (Mesa Water) has adjusted its conservation rules to allow watering on Saturdays only, before 8:00 a.m. or after 5:00 p.m.

Temperatures have cooled and rains are predicted for the fall and winter months, requiring less outdoor watering to keep plants healthy. One day a week is expected to be sufficient outdoor watering when no rains occur.

“We recommend that customers turn off their irrigation timers for the winter months and let nature do the watering,” said Mesa Water General Manager Paul E. Shoenberger.

Ongoing restrictions include keeping water from running off onto sidewalks and driveways and turning off sprinklers during rain events. The rules, required by the state of California, are in effect through February 2016, or until further notice.

“We have a recommended watering schedule on our website, with easy to follow instructions,” said Shoenberger, “we’re here to help.”

The outdoor watering schedule and other conservation tips are available at

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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.