Mesa Water District to Host a 3-Part Adult Education Water Issues Study Group

Workshop series to focus on long-term water reliability and the drought

Costa Mesa, Calif.; January 7, 2015Mesa Water District (Mesa Water) kicks off its 2015 Water Issues Study Group (WISG) water education program for adults on Wednesday, January 21 at 6:00 p.m. Mesa Water offers the annual WISG series – at no cost to participants – to customers, community members, teachers, students (high school and older), elected officials, media, industry colleagues, and others interested in learning about water issues.

Now in its 29th consecutive year, WISG teaches participants about local and state water history, water quality, water reliability, conservation and water use efficiency, and includes two tours – one of a District reservoir and one of the Mesa Water Reliability Facility (MWRF) – in a three-part series that takes place on Wednesdays, Jan. 21, Feb. 4, and Feb. 18, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  The first two workshops take place in the District’s Boardroom, located at 1965 Placentia Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92627. The third workshop will take place at the MWRF, located at 1350 Gisler Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92626.

“Water Issues Study Group is an enduring and engaging water education program for adults to learn from the experts about our fascinating local and regional water history and today’s critical water issues,” says Mesa Water Board President, Shawn Dewane. “The workshops provide thoughtful presentation and discussion of our current drought situation and the solutions that will allow us to sustain our economy and quality of life, while sharing valuable knowledge of efficient water use practices.”

Since 1986, more than 500 participants have learned about water issues from Mesa Water.  Graduates and alumni of WISG often make lasting changes to use water efficiently in support of long-term water supply reliability and share their knowledge with others.  To enroll, download the form from, email your name and contact information call Mesa Water’s Public & Government Affairs Department at 949.631.1201. 


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.