Mesa Water District Completes Wilson Street Pipeline Replacement Project to Help Ensure a Reliable Water Supply

Posted: Monday, May 2, 2022

Fred Bockmiller, P.E., Mesa Water Board Director; Marice DePasquale, Mesa Water Board President; and James Fisler, Mesa Water Board Director, at the construction site for the Wilson Street Pipeline Replacement Project, which will help ensure water reliability for our service area.

COSTA MESA, Calif.; May 2, 2022Mesa Water District (Mesa Water®) is pleased to announce the completion of its Wilson Street Pipeline Replacement Project, which included replacing a 70-year-old underground steel pipeline on Wilson Street from the Newport Boulevard intersection to the Harbor Boulevard intersection, in Costa Mesa. The project, which started in August 2021, was completed on schedule and within budget.

“Mesa Water is committed to investing in its infrastructure to ensure a reliable water supply. As part of a $70 million Capital Improvement Project Renewal program, the replacement of this aging pipeline is one of several major improvement and maintenance projects that Mesa Water is proactively moving forward to benefit our customers and the 100% local, clean, safe water they depend on,” says Mesa Water Board President, Marice H. DePasquale.

The new, 12-inch polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipeline is about 1-mile in length. The project also included work on connections to existing pipelines at street intersections and replacement of existing one- and two-inch service lines, fire hydrants, and underground meter boxes.

With this project now completed, the City of Costa Mesa plans to resurface Wilson Street in the late June/early July timeframe.

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.