Mesa Water District Celebrates Second Year of Local Reliability; Fifty-Five Years of Service to the Community

Customers & Community Invited to Open House, Tours, & Town Hall at the Mesa Water Reliability Facility on Friday, March 13 at 4 p.m.

Costa Mesa, Calif.; March 4, 2015Mesa Water District (Mesa Water) will celebrate its fifty-five years of service to the Newport-Mesa community and the second anniversary of its Mesa Water Reliability Facility (MWRF) on Friday, March 13, 2015, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

photo 2The MWRF will be open for tours of the nanofiltration process and the water-efficient demonstration gardens to show customers and community members the practices that help maintain the District’s local, reliable water supply.  The nanofiltration technology treats amber-tinted water from a buried ancient redwood forest, deep in the aquifer.  The demonstration gardens show the diversity and beauty of a water-efficient landscape, its drip irrigation, and Smart Timer technology. The open house will provide an opportunity to learn more about how the District operates, and the town hall meeting will allow for a two-way conversation with Mesa Water’s Directors and staff.

“Mesa Water’s Boards of Directors have made it a priority to invest in infrastructure, technology, and education, and to work with our customers to manage our water supplies in a cost-effective and reliable manner,” said Board President Shawn Dewane.  “We celebrate the MWRF, and the District as a whole, to honor the decades of foresight, innovation, and dedication of Mesa Water’s leadership and staff, as well as their commitment to the safety of our workers and water supplies, sound financial practices and affordable rates, and long-term planning for future water needs.”

photo 1Initially built in 2000, the MWRF was re-constructed from 2010-2012 to increase its treatment capacity.  In 2013, the MWRF was re-commissioned and, since then, the District has been serving 100 percent local groundwater to its customers, using less energy.  Mesa Water's customers use an average of 89 gallons per person per day, and have become even more efficient in their water use in response to the current, statewide, four-year drought.

 

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 MesaWater.org, follow @MesaWater on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, email, or call 949.631.1200 to learn more.