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  • Commentary: Newport gets kudos for water conservation but must do more

    Remarkably, Newport Beach's water use between 2007 and 2013 was reduced an admirable 29% from 257 gallons per day per person to 190 gallons per day. Still, our distressing drought continues, and there is only a glimmer of hope that a possible El Niño...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Cowbird trap back in Upper Buck Gully

      A cowbird trap is again in Upper Buck Gully, all part of a five-year restoration plan. The traps usually are placed March 15 and will be removed Tuesday, following the birds' nesting season. The first year of the restoration plan, the trap was in...
  • Wasting water can cost you $500

    Wasting water can cost you $500
    While state water regulators approved fines of up to $500 per day to encourage California residents to turn off the tap, several local Orange County water agencies don't have plans to dole out the punishment just yet. However, that doesn't mean that...
  • Local water supply 'surpasses standards'

    As part of a pilot program this year, the Mesa Water District recently released its annual water quality report online. The 2014 report details testing and safety standards for the district's water in 2013. It also breaks down how much of any given...
  • Mailbag: Costa Mesa should add to reserve funds

    After reading Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer's commentary, "City is gaining on its most serious issues" (May 28), I had to comment on some omissions. Righeimer likes to take credit for the improved city budget, but he fails to mention that an improved...
  • The Harbor Report: This week's tour of the harbor

    I made three rather interesting stops while making my way around the harbor this week. My first stop was at the new North Sails loft, located within the MacGregor Yachts facility on Placentia Avenue in Costa Mesa. I went there to meet with my friend...
  • From the Boathouse: Raise a toast to tap water

    Ahoy! Did you know that May 4-10 is Drinking Water Week? Well, now you know. The American Water Works Assn. and its members want to inform everyone about your drinking water and the water infrastructure. The AWWA has been celebrating this week for the...
  • How nearby desalination plant will affect Newport-Mesa

    As they await what could be a final green light for a controversial desalination plant in neighboring Huntington Beach, Newport Beach and Costa Mesa water providers have found themselves navigating something of a Catch-22. On one hand, local water...
  • Commentary: Mesa Water has been doing things right

    You may have heard that the governor has declared a drought emergency for California. The idea of running out of water can be a scary thought, but it's important for our customers to not be afraid. Mesa Water District is prepared. The condition of...
  • Commentary: O.C. is positioned to withstand drought

    Gov. Jerry Brown recently declared a drought state of emergency. His proclamation gives state water officials more flexibility to manage the supply throughout California under drought conditions. This announcement should not come as a surprise to...
  • Mailbag: Customers can be proud of Mesa Water

    Mesa Water operates a water district of which our customers and community members can be proud. Our residents and water users expect, deserve and receive safe, high-quality water from an efficient, financially sound and transparent agency. As one of the...
  • CdM pipeline project could snarl traffic

    Corona del Mar drivers beware: A major water pipeline improvement project along area roads could create some traffic snarls starting this spring and into summer. "It's big, it's going to be a pain — no question about it," Newport Beach City...