Wastewater Lawsuit

Emerald Bay Service District, South Coast Water District, City of Laguna Beach Lawsuit Against Moulton Niguel Water District

Dear Customer:

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website.

At Moulton Niguel Water District, we pride ourselves on delivering high-quality water at low rates. In 2018, our customers will once again benefit from the lowest average water bill in South Orange County.

Unfortunately, our success is under attack from a frivolous lawsuit and well-orchestrated political campaign. This page is where you will get the truth about how we are keeping our commitment to this water district and the communities we are pledged and honored to serve.

You’ll also read all about the powerful local players, what they’re trying to do, and what we’re up against. We’ve laid out the specifics, the litigation, the different parties because we want you to make up your own mind. We think you’ll agree that something definitely isn’t right, and that the stakes could hardly be higher.

We created this site to cut through the noise and make sure you have the truth. That’s why we are making this a one-stop location for the public information and a detailed accounting of our dispute with the local government officials we believe are conducting this smear campaign.

Some politicians and political appointees in Orange County don’t want anyone asking questions about what they do with your ratepayer dollars. These bad actors don’t want anyone to see their financial records or account for their public spending.

We don’t think that’s good enough – for us or for you.

So, here’s our promise:

  • You will continue to receive high-quality water that meets or exceeds every local, state and federal water-quality standard.
  • You will continue to receive the most reliable water service we can provide – and we’ll do it every day.
  • You will continue to pay the lowest average water bill in South Orange County.
  • You will continue to see our local creeks, watersheds and beaches protected – meeting the highest standard for environmental stewardship.

We continue to pay our fair share and meet all our obligations.  But, one of those obligations is also to the thousands of ratepayers we represent. We won’t just stand by and let these bullies take advantage of us.

This is a fight for what’s right.


Thank you,

Moulton Niguel Water District