Mesa Water Wins Three Communications Awards This Year

Mesa Water Directors Fisler, Ohlig-Hall, Bockmiller, Dewane.

Costa Mesa, CA – On June 1, Mesa Consolidated Water District (Mesa Water) won a PROTOS award -- for the first time in the District’s history -- from the Orange County Chapter of Public Relations Society of America (OC/PRSA), which annually acknowledges the area’s top public relations programs and practitioners.  Mesa Water was recognized with a PROTOS for outstanding achievement in the Community Relations/Institutional Programs category for the District’s 2011 campaign “Hello: My Name is Mesa Water.”  This award marks Mesa Water’s third communications award in the past year.

Earlier this year, Mesa Water received the highest honor from the California Association of Public Information Officials (CAPIO) with a first place “Excellence in Communications” award for best Marketing/Communications Campaigns/Programs.  Furthermore, the California Special Districts Association (CSDA) bestowed its Exceptional Public Outreach Award to Mesa Water.

Mesa Water’s Board President, Fred R. Bockmiller, Jr., P.E. stated:  “By recently adding the goal of public awareness to its strategic plan, the Mesa Water Board reinforced its commitment to transparency, customer and community interaction, and public information.  We are quite pleased with the positive results that our enhanced communications and expanded outreach programs have already produced.”

More information about Mesa Water’s public outreach programs is under the “Public Information” tab on the District’s homepage at (or click here).

About Mesa Consolidated Water District (Mesa Water)
Founded on January 1, 1960, and governed by a publicly elected five-member Board of Directors, Mesa Consolidated Water District (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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