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$1.5M Awarded to Moulton Niguel for its Smart Meter Program

The Moulton Niguel Water District aims to conserve over 500 million gallons of water annually, and it’s getting more support in its effort.

Recently, U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation has awarded $1.5 million in federal grants to Moulton Niguel Water District for its advanced meter infrastructure program. The smart meters will aid in detecting water leaks, boost operations, and allow customers to monitor their water usage in real-time. Once completed, they expect to conserve about 500 million gallons of water each year.

Moulton Niguel President Brian Probolsky said, “We’re proud to bring federal funds to invest in our local water infrastructure.” Probolsky also stated that smart meters could help the agency detect leaks at the earliest possible moment – saving our customers water and money.

In a press release, Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman said that the WaterSMART grants of about $29.1 million would help boost hydropower production and contribute to water supply reliability in the western United States.

Moulton Niguel Water District supplies high-quality, safe drinking water and wastewater services to most South Orange County customers. The company delivers its premier services to the cities of Aliso Viejo, Dana Point, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Mission Viejo, and San Juan Capistrano. Moulton Niguel also maintains its low average water bill in South Orange County.

The federal government aims to support communities in water conservation. With Moulton Niguel’s objective, it received grants from the WaterSMART program. Moulton Niguel Water District’s proposal is just one of the 45 approved projects across the nation.

This federal grant will finance the final stage of the District’s smart meter project. The fund will support the installation of state-of-the-art technology and advanced smart meters to approximately 45,000 households, businesses, and fire safety locations within the District’s service area.


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