“Water-wise Wednesday” Activities to be Hosted by Mesa Water District at 2014 OC Fair

“Water Smarts Here” Workshops and Garden Tours to Help Local Landscapes be Healthy and Water-Wise

WHAT: Free with OC Fair admission, OC Fair-goers can tour a beautiful and water-efficient demonstration garden with Mesa Water’s conservation staff in the Centennial Farm area.  The garden uses California Friendly and California native plants, drip irrigation, and other aesthetic landscaping features that look good, prevent water waste, and save money and the environment.  Sponsored by the Mesa Water District (Mesa Water) Board of Directors, the District’s “Water-Wise Wednesday” activities share ideas about Water Use Efficiency (“WUE”) for visitors to try at home. Event-goers may also receive an OC Fair-themed Mesa Water prize to take with them.

WHO: The public is invited to participate in Mesa Water’s “Water Smarts Here” landscape workshops and guided tours of its demonstration garden, led by Mesa Water staff providing information and answering questions about ways to be “water-wise”, especially important with California’s new drought regulations focused on outdoor water use.

WHEN: “Water-Wise Wednesdays” at 2014 OC Fair—July 23 & 30, August 6

  • “Water Smarts Here” WUE Landscape Workshops -- 1:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Water-Wise Demonstration Garden Tours -- 2:00, 3:00, 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: OC Fair & Event Center—88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Mesa Water’s “Water Smarts Here” program begins adjacent to the Centennial Farm’s Silo building, in the shaded seating area; tour participants are led to the water-wise garden in front of Gallery 15.

MORE INFO: Visit MesaWater.org/ocfair, or call
INFO: Mesa Water’s Public & Government Affairs Dept. 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 MesaWater.org, follow @MesaWater on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, email, or call 949.631.1200 to learn more.