December 2021 Newsletter: Statewide Drought Emergency: Help Us Make Every Drop Count


 

STATEWIDE DROUGHT EMERGENCY:
HELP US MAKE EVERY DROP COUNT

 

 

 

This fall, Gov. Newsom extended the drought emergency statewide and urges Californians to save water. As we face the second driest year on record and near-record low water storage with a potential third year of drought ahead of us, it’s critical that we work together to make every drop count.

 

 

 

Here are 10 SIMPLE WAYS you can do your part to
save water — and money!

 

 

 

1. Upgrade to a “Smart” Weather-based Irrigation Controller
Get a rebate for a device that monitors local weather data to water only when necessary. Visit mnwd.com/rebates for more information.

 

 

 

2. Get Cash for Removing Turf
Remove turf and upgrade to drought-tolerant plants. Get up to $4 per square foot with our NatureScape Turf-to-Native Garden Program or Turf Replacement Program. Residential, commercial and DIY options are available. Visit mnwd.com/landscape-transformation-center to learn more.

 

 

 

3. Adjust Your Sprinklers
Adjust to cycle and soak to prevent wasteful runoff, avoid long run times on your irrigation controller. Instead, use multiple, short-run times to allow the water to soak into the soil between cycles.

 

 

 

4. Sign up for a Home Saving Survey
This personalized survey by one of our water efficiency experts is available in-person or on your handheld device. Visit mnwd.com/homesavingssurvey to sign up for your personalized survey.

 

 

 

5. Take Your Car to a Carwash
Commercial facilities recycle water, saving more than 100 gallons per wash while reducing urban runoff that pollutes local waterways.

 

 

 

6. Avoid Watering Between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Evaporation peaks during daylight hours, so watering when it’s cool and not as bright will help your soil and plants retain moisture.

 

 

 

7. Get Leak Alerts
Leaks cost you money! Sign up for alerts using our Customer Portal at mywater.mnwd.com

 

 

 

8. Install a Water-efficient Drip Irrigation System
An efficient system can save up to 300 gallons of water an hour!

 

 

 

9. Switch to Water-efficient Showerheads.
These easy-to-install fixtures can save up to 750 gallons of water per month.

 

 

 

10. Keep Your Pool Covered
Preventing water evaporation can conserve nearly 15,000 gallons of water each year!

 

 

 

Learn more about these and other water-saving programs at mnwd.com/watersavingtips.
Remember: it’s not about using less: it’s about wasting less.

 

 

 

SMART METERS, SMART WATER USE

 

 

 

At Moulton Niguel, we’re always stretching your dollars further.
That’s why we actively seek state and federal grant funding.Thanks to more than $2 million in federal grants from the U.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Reclamation, Moulton Niguel is excited to announce that we have nearly completed upgrading over
45,600 customers to smart meters! Smart Meters detect water leaks,
improve operations, and enable customers to monitor their hourly
usage through MyWater MNWD, our online customer portal. This project is expected to save more than 500 million gallons of water every year!

 

 

 

Learn more about our Smart Meter Program by visiting mnwd.com/smart-meters.

 

 

 

New to the Customer Portal?
See some of the MyWater MNWD benefits below:

  • View and pay bills
  • Enroll in paperless billing
  • Monitor hourly water usage and water usage trends
  • Receive alerts about potential leaks in your home and more!

Sign up for the MyWater MNWD customer portal by visiting mywater.mnwd.com/portal

 

 

 

MOULTON NIGUEL RECEIVES HIGHEST CREDIT RATING FROM WORLD’S TOP RATING AGENCIES

Credit rating agencies, Fitch Ratings and S&P Global Ratings, have each reaffirmed Moulton Niguel’s AAA-credit rating. In its independent financial analysis, Fitch Ratings concluded that Moulton Niguel continues to offer customers “affordable rates” while maintaining an “exceptionally strong” financial profile. S&P Global Ratings cited Moulton Niguel’s “strong financial management” in our long-term capital and financial planning.

With the highest possible credit rating, Moulton Niguel can keep rates low and make responsible ongoing investments in our water infrastructure.

 

 

 

Learn more about the District’s finances by visiting mnwd.com/finance.

 

 

MOULTON NIGUEL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President Brian S. Probolsky
Vice President Duane D. Cave
Vice President Donald R. Froelich
Director Richard S. “Dick” Fiore
Director William “Bill” Moorhead
Director Diane Rifkin

Director Sherry Wanninger
 

For more information, visit mnwd.com

 

 

 

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