Mesa Water Hires Phil Lauri As District Engineer

Phil Lauri joined Mesa Water as District Engineer in June.

Costa Mesa, CA – Mesa Consolidated Water District (Mesa Water) has hired Phil Lauri as District Engineer, effective June 11.  Reporting to Mesa Water’s General Manager, Lauri is responsible for the District’s Engineering Department services and activities.

"Providing a safe and reliable water supply and performing continuous infrastructure renewal and improvement are Mesa Water’s top two priorities as listed in the District’s strategic plan adopted by the Board of Directors,” says Mesa Water Board President Fred R. Bockmiller, Jr., P.E.  He continues, “We are pleased to bring on Phil Lauri to perform the challenging and complex engineering work of the District so that Mesa Water can continue achieving its strategic plan goals.”

Lauri’s role includes managing engineering projects, planning cross connection control, and directing the design, construction, and inspection of the District’s water system.  Additionally, Lauri will work with Mesa Water’s other departments to identify and implement strategic planning goals in order to continue enhancing the efficient operational and financial models already in effect at the District.

Prior to joining Mesa Water, Lauri served as Principal Water Resources Engineer for the West Basin Municipal Water District in Carson, Calif., where he was also the Ocean Water Desalination Program Manager.  He holds a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University, a Master of Science in Civil Engineering/Water Resources from Long Beach State University, and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Cal Poly University Pomona.

In his free time, Lauri enjoys running half marathons and serving in various capacities at his local church.

About Mesa Consolidated Water District (Mesa Water)

Founded on January 1, 1960, and governed by a publicly elected five-member Board of Directors, Mesa Water is an AAA-rated independent special district that provides water service to more than 110,000 customers in an 18-square-mile area.  Mesa Water serves most of Costa Mesa, parts of Newport Beach, and some unincorporated areas of Orange County including John Wayne Airport.  Dedicated to satisfying the community’s water needs, Mesa Water can currently meet 92 percent of its demand with local water supplies.  Mesa Water has a goal of being 100 percent locally reliant by 2012 when its improved Colored Water Treatment Facility returns to service.  For more information, visit, email, or call (949) 631-1201.

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