Community's Abundant Water Supply Bolstered with Mesa Water's Two New Wells

Posted: Monday, April 1, 2024


COSTA MESA, Calif.; March 28, 2024 — Mesa Water District (Mesa Water®) bolstered its abundant water supply with the completion of two new potable (drinking) water wells that increase local groundwater production capacity and keep Mesa Water drought-resilient. Croddy Well No. 14 and Chandler Well No. 12 are now Mesa Water’s largest producing wells – each pumping approximately 4,000 gallons per minute of local, clean, safe water, and adding more than 50% to the community’s water supply. The district now has nine wells to pump water to serve the community.

“Mesa Water has a perpetual agency philosophy – we’re committed to investing in our infrastructure to ensure water reliability,” says Mesa Water Board President, Shawn Dewane. “Increased production from the wells allows Mesa Water to meet peak water demand now and for future generations.”

A new 4,500 foot pipeline connects the two 1,000-foot deep wells to Mesa Water’s distribution system, which pumps, treats and delivers nearly five billion gallons of high-quality drinking water to residential and business customers each year.

The construction of Croddy Well No. 14 was partially funded by a $1.6 million grant to help improve regional water supply reliability. The funds were part of a California Department of Water Resources $55 million multi-year grant, awarded to several water agencies.

About Mesa Water

Mesa Water District (Mesa Water®), a local independent special district, manages its finances and water infrastructure, and advocates water policy, while reliably providing an abundance of clean, safe water to benefit the public’s quality of life. Founded on January 1, 1960 and governed by a publicly-elected, five-member Board of Directors, Mesa Water provides 100% local groundwater to 110,000 residents in an 18-square-mile service area that includes most of the City of Costa Mesa, parts of Newport Beach, and unincorporated Orange County including John Wayne Airport. Follow @MesaWater on Facebook, Instagram. Visit and Mesa Water Reliability Facility to learn more. For questions, email or call 949.631.1200.