Engineering

Engineering
Standards & Specifications

Standards & Specifications for the Construction of Domestic Water, Sewer and Recycled Water Facilities.

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Request Drawings

If you would like to request copies of drawings of MNWD facilities that may impact your project, the Engineering team will be happy to assist you. Please complete the form below and a representative will contact you.

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Will-Serve Letter Issuance

The District requires anyone in need of a “Will-Serve” letter to enter into the permitting process. Please allow a minimum of 2 weeks for review of requests. “Will-Serve” Letters are not released until all permit requirements have been met.

Click here to learn about the “Will-Serve” requirements and begin your request. 

Construction Projects

Preconstruction Meeting
Prior to connecting any construction project involving District infrastructure or infrastructure that will be dedicated to the District, contractors are required to schedule a presentation meeting with the District’s Inspection personnel. Please contact the District’s Inspection Supervisor Matt Crowl at (949) 448-3593 or at mcrowl@mnwd.com.

Temporary Construction Water Services
Commercial customers in need of temporary water supply during construction may contact the District’s Cross-Connection Supervisor John Banoczi at (949) 425-3531 or at jbanoczi@mnwd.com.

Meter Prices

Meters can be purchased Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the District’s headquarters located at 27500 La Paz Road, Laguna Niguel.

Meters can be picked up Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., at the District’s Operations Center located at 26161 Gordon Road, Laguna Hills.

Meters will not be sold and cannot be picked up without an approved set of construction drawings. Please bring a copy of the approval letter. If you have questions about the construction plan approval process, please contact the Engineering Department at (949) 425-3532.

Click here for a list of meter prices.

Click here to view construction water rates and meter charges.

Recycled Water and Retrofit Inquiries

All questions related to recycled water service or retrofit inquiries may be directed to the District’s Cross-Connection Supervisor John Banoczi at (949) 425-3531 or at jbanoczi@mnwd.com.

Click here to learn more about Moulton Niguel’s Recycled Water Retrofit Rebates and to access the rebate form. 

Backflow Prevention Program

The primary objective of the cross-connection control/backflow prevention program is to protect our public potable water system from possible contamination. Protection is accomplished by requiring the installation of an approved backflow prevention assembly.

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Hydrant Fire Flow Test

A fire flow test provides pressure and flow data at specific fire hydrants within the District’s distribution system. The data is used to assess the pressure and flow available for fire protection, sprinkler system design, mainline design, and proper sizing of domestic and/or fire service lines.

A flow test involves two fire hydrants: Flowing & Residual. The first hydrant is the flow hydrant, which is located closest to the property being tested. The second hydrant is the test (residual) hydrant and is located directly upstream or downstream from the flow hydrant.

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Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) Program

The purpose of these requirements is to help prevent blockages of sewer lines resulting from discharges of fats, oils and grease (“FOG”) to the sewer system, and to specify appropriate “FOG” discharge requirements for Food Service Establishments.

For existing FOG device administration, contact the District’s FOG Control Program Manager John Banoczi at (949) 425-3531 or at jbanoczi@mnwd.com.

For new businesses and will-serve requirements related to FOG, contact the District’s Permitting Technician Megan Emami at (949) 425-3557 or at memami@mnwd.com.

 

Additional Resources: 

Click here to learn about MNWD’s FOG Program

WATCH: Best Management Practices for Fats, Oils and Grease Training Video

WATCH: Best Management Practices for Fats, Oils and Grease Training Video (Spanish)

Wireless Telecommunication Facilities

The Communication Facilities License Program allows wireless communication companies the placement of their facilities on District property.  The program grants licenses, license amendments, and approvals for license improvements.

For more information, contact the District’s Cross-Connection Supervisor John Banoczi at (949) 425-3531 or at jbanoczi@mnwd.com, or read the District’s Policy and Procedures.