STATEWIDE DROUGHT EMERGENCY: RESILIENT TOGETHER
WHAT’S THE CHALLENGE? California is in its third consecutive year of drought, and we do not know how long the drought will last. The state urges Californians to save more water. We all must do our part to be water efficient.
WHAT YOU CAN DO?
STAY WITHIN YOUR WATER BUDGETLearn more about your water budget by visiting mnwd.com/waterbudgetbasedrates
WHAT ELSE YOU CAN DO?
Here are 10 simple ways you can do your part to save water — and money!
- Upgrade to a “Smart” Weather-based Irrigation Controller.
Get a rebate for a controller that incorporates local weather data and smart features into your watering schedule. Learn more at mnwd.com/rebates.
- 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.
Learn more by visiting mnwd.com/landscape-transformation-center.
3. Adjust Your Sprinklers
Adjust to cycle and soak to prevent wasteful runoff, avoid long run times on your irrigation controller. 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 is performed by one of our water efficiency experts and is available in-person or on your handheld device.
Sign up for a Home Savings Survey by visiting https://www.mnwd.com/homesavingssurvey/.
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!
LET’S TALK WATER: ACCESS OUR SPEAKERS BUREAU PROGRAM
Are you interested in having a Moulton Niguel representative speak to your service club, HOA, business, or community group? Our Speakers Bureau Program is a free service for our customers and community members who can request a Moulton Niguel expert to speak on several different topics, including the drought, water use efficiency, water budget-based rates, where our water comes from, and much more! The goal of the Speakers Bureau Program is to create a two-way communication between the District and our customers and to provide local organizations with information on current water issues. We look forward to talking to you about our most precious resource.
Request a speaker today!
INSPIRING AND ENGAGING THE NEXT GENERATION OF FUTURE LEADERS OF WATER
Moulton Niguel Water District’s Future Leaders of Water (FLOW) is a water leadership initiative to educate a diverse generation of future leaders. We engage academic institutions, professional associations, and community groups to be active partners to help shepherd talented people from all backgrounds towards a focus in introducing new technologies and innovations that will allow the water industry to utilize and leverage the latest data, tools, and technologies to enhance water services and heighten the importance of a water-wise lifestyle for our customers.
Moulton Niguel is committed to generating future water leaders from all walks of life. This spring we have expanded our internship program to empower and foster the next generation of water leaders! This is a comprehensive and inclusive approach to bring a diverse group of people, interests, and talents together and create a well-informed, water-wise South Orange County.
To learn more about our FLOW initiative visit mnwd.com/future-leaders-of-water.