Mesa Water District on Track to Meet State-Mandated Conservation with Continued Efficiency Among Customers

COSTA MESA, Calif.; October 29, 2015Mesa Water District (Mesa Water) is on track to achieving the state-mandated 20 percent reduction in water use by February 2016, if the District and its customers continue conserving.

“Mesa Water’s customers started strong, achieving 25 percent, on average, through the hot weather months of June, July, and August,” said Paul E. Shoenberger, Mesa Water General Manager. “Now that we’re being compared to cooler fall months of 2013, we and our customers need to make bigger cuts in water use to meet the state’s requirements,” Shoenberger said.

This is the first time since reporting began in June that Mesa Water has fallen below the 20 percent threshold. This September, conservation fell to 17.8 percent.

The District is considering additional conservation tools to pass along to its customers at the November 12th board meeting. Most important is the recommendation to reduce outdoor watering to 1 day a week.

There are additional tools for customers to use to their advantage, including rebates for indoor devices and outdoor products such as rain barrels, smart irrigation equipment, and pool covers. 

“We’re working closely with our customers to help them reduce their water use where they can,” said Shoenberger, “we’re here to help.” hosts a list of conservation tips for indoor and outdoor water use. Visit for details.


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.