Stay Focused on Outdoor Water Efficiency this Summer

While water supply conditions have improved this year, it is important for Moulton Niguel Water District (MNWD) customers to continue using water efficiently and identify ways to reduce water waste. By using only what you need, and living within your water budgets, MNWD customers benefit from paying some of the lowest water rates in South Orange County.

Keep these tips in mind this Summer!
Avoid overwatering – especially on outdoor landscapes.
Find and fix leaks – they can be the biggest water wasters in your home.
Adjust sprinkler heads and run times to prevent overwatering and runoff.

Why Is It Important to CONTINUE using WATER EFFICIENTLY?

MNWD relies heavily on imported drinking water supplies.

Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the U.S., is currently only 40% full and provides drinking water to 20 million people in California, Arizona and Nevada. The reservoir level has been dropping over the past 15 years.

California frequently experiences dry conditions, drought cycles and variable rainfall. We can’t predict what the future holds and we must be prepared for future droughts.

Water efficiency programs are the most cost-effective tools to increase water reliability for MNWD customers.

Permanent water wasting bans are still in place such as hosing down your driveways, using non-recirculating water in a decorative water feature, and excessively watering lawns.

Need HELP?

Rotating Sprinkler Nozzle

Up to $6 per nozzle | Minimum of 30 nozzles

Rain Barrels & Cisterns

Up to $35 per barrel | Up to $250 per cistern

Weather-Based Irrigation Controller

Up to $230 per controller

Soil Moisture Sensor

Up to $380 per sensor

Turf Rebate Program

Up to $2 per square foot

For more information visit:


FREE classes will help MNWD customers learn about monthly water budgets, ways to avoid overwatering this summer, and how to resolve common irrigation issues.
  • Saturday, June 10 at 9am
  • Wednesday, June 21 at 6pm
Classes will be held at the MNWD office in Laguna Niguel. RSVPs are required. Visit our website for more details and to register for a class

    Water Shortage Contingency Plan Update

Due to the changing water supply conditions in the State, and the Governor’s declaration of the end of the statewide drought emergency on April 7, 2017, the MNWD Board of Directors adopted a resolution on April 20, 2017, which rescinded the Water Shortage Contingency Plan (WSCP) Stage 1. MNWD is no longer in any stage of its WSCP. We encourage all customers to stay within their water budgets and continue to use water efficiently.

Learn more about MNWD’s Water Shortage Contingency Plan at

Have you Visited Our New Website?
In an effort to improve our customer service experience, we are excited to launch a new, redesigned District website! Be sure to visit us at and let us know what you think!
Thank you for Attending the Live Smart Community Event 

We held our third annual Live Smart Community Event on Saturday, May 13 at the Laguna Niguel Civic Center. Several hundred people attended the free community event with numerous exhibitors and activities for all to enjoy. We hope you enjoyed the fun-filled day and gained ideas and resources to become more water-wise and energy-efficient! Visit to learn about our upcoming community events!
MNWD Achieves Excellence in Financial Management and Reporting
MNWD maintains AAA rating from Fitch Ratings! This great accomplishment is a result of the strategic financial planning by our Board of Directors and staff and having a healthy financial profile. This rating helps to provide affordable rates to our customers while continuing to invest in our infrastructure to support more than 170,000 residents in South Orange County.Additionally, MNWD’s 2016 comprehensive annual financial report received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association. This Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and is the eighth consecutive year the District has received the award. We look forward to maintaining our standard of excellence in financial planning and reporting. Read more District news and accomplishments at
Operations Center Consolidation andImprovement Project Update
MNWD continues to make progress on its Operations Center Consolidation and Improvement Project, which focuses on consolidating its operations and administrative staff into improved facilities located at the District’s existing operations center in Laguna Hills. The proposed project will better support continued high levels of service to the community. Project updates can be found at: