Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Budget Adopted, Reinforces Moulton Niguel’s Commitment to Water Reliability, Efficiency, and Service
As presented in the report, the District’s financial position remains strong and continues to thrive under the Board’s leadership and sound financial planning. Our Board’s forward-thinking policies have directly benefited customers, and customers continue to enjoy receiving the lowest water rates in South Orange County. The District will continue to focus on infrastructure improvements, service enhancements for our customers, and building upon the success of our water reliability programs and projects, including:
Developing new educational initiatives for local schools
Designing new water efficiency programs to help the District’s customers
Expanding Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) to commercial and multi-family customers
Upgrading, replacing, or refurbishing infrastructure to ensure continued delivery of high-quality service
Ensuring our customers receive high-quality and efficient wastewater treatment services
The District’s budget document and other financial reports can be accessed online at www.mnwd.com/finance.
Moulton Niguel Launches Pilot Program to Protect Local Creeks, Beaches from Pollution Caused by Overwatering
Building on our commitment to environmental stewardship, Moulton Niguel is launching a pilot program to protect local creeks, watersheds, and beaches from pollution caused by overwatering and urban runoff. A historic Memorandum of Understanding signed by the County of Orange, the cities of Aliso Viejo, Dana Point, Mission Viejo, Laguna Hills, and Laguna Niguel, along with the Orange County Coastkeeper and Laguna Bluebelt Coalition, memorializes this intent and our efforts to enhance water quality and protect our local watersheds.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that as much as 50 percent of water used for irrigation is wasted through evaporation or overwatering. In addition to wasting drinking water, overwatering your lawn and landscaping sends water down storm drains and into local creeks and waterways. This urban runoff often contains chemicals, pollution, road contaminants and debris that ends up in local creeks and beaches.
Learn About Programs and Resources to Help you Reduce Overwatering
Project Partners Celebrate Groundbreaking of Water Reliability Project at Mission Hospital
Project partners gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of a critical water reliability project at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo. This project was developed in collaboration with Mission Hospital and the City of Mission Viejo to further enhance water service reliability for the hospital. Specifically, Moulton Niguel will be adding a new water service connection and installing a new pressure reducing station that will add redundancy and further enhance water service for the hospital campus. Ensuring water reliability for our customers is a key priority for the District and we are committed to investing in critical water infrastructure projects such as this one. We are looking forward to completing this project and enhancing water supply reliability for the hospital.
In addition to our ongoing landscape and irrigation workshops that we are offering all Summer long, the District will continue to engage with our customers through community events, public board meetings, and other local civic events. All of our current events can be viewed on our online events calendar at www.mnwd.com/events.
If you are unable to make one of our regularly scheduled events, meetings, or workshops, let’s talk water at your convenience! Our Speaker’s Bureau Program is a FREE service offered to our residents, businesses, and organizations in the District’s service area who can request presentations by Moulton Niguel representatives that are tailored to provide information about a variety of water issues of interest.