Moulton Niguel Named “Utility of the Future Today”
Honored as Industry Leader in Community Engagement, Innovation, and Sustainability

Moulton Niguel Water District has been named by a coalition of water industry organizations as a “Utility of the Future Today” in recognition of its industry-leading excellence in community engagement, innovation, and sustainability. This is the second time that Moulton Niguel has received the prestigious designation.

“At Moulton Niguel, we are constantly identifying new ways to improve service, protect our environment and more effectively deliver safe, clean, and reliable water and wastewater services to our customers,” said Moulton Niguel President Duane D. Cave, who has more than four decades of experience in the utility industry.

He added, “We are honored to once again receive this prestigious designation as an industry leader in innovation and implementing sustainable water practices.”

Since 2016, the National Association of Clean Water Agencies, Water Environment Federation, Water Research Foundation, WateReuse Association, and the U.S. Water Alliance have honored the world’s top utility agencies with its “Utility of the Future Today” designation. A committee of utility professionals, general managers, and water experts selects utility agencies to honor after an extensive review.  

“We strive to create a workforce culture that prioritizes innovation, inclusivity, and sustainable solutions,” said Moulton Niguel General Manager Joone Kim-Lopez. “Moulton Niguel will continue to lead the way in water reuse to provide South Orange County with a safe, reliable, and sustainable water infrastructure for decades to come.”

This fall, Moulton Niguel and other honorees will be formally recognized during an awards ceremony at the 2023 Water Environment Federation’s Technical Exhibition and Conference in Chicago.

The Utility of the Future Today Recognition Program seeks to reach deeply into the water sector to form and motivate a community of like-minded water utilities engaged in advancing resource efficiency and recovery, developing proactive relationships with stakeholders, and establishing resilient, sustainable, and livable communities.

Moulton Niguel Water District provides high-quality drinking water, recycled water, and wastewater treatment services to customers in Aliso Viejo, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Hills, Mission Viejo, San Juan Capistrano, and Dana Point. A leader in environmental protection, Moulton Niguel maintains the lowest average bill in South Orange County.