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Bill Moorhead, Director, MNWD

Bill Moorhead

Moulton Niguel Water District

 Water is life. Water is my life.




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Moulton Niguel Water District


William “Bill” Moorhead, P.E.

I was elected Director of the Moulton Niguel Water District Board in 2018 and again in 2022. As current Moulton Niguel Water District Director, my focus has been on issues associated with our infrastructure, interagency relationships and maintaining low monthly bills.



  • Currently a MNWD Director

  • Principal Water Engineer for City of Anaheim, retired

  • Registered Civil Engineer

  • Master’s Degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering

  • Certified at highest level in water and wastewater operations

  • 46 years’ experience in water, wastewater operations, engineering, water quality and public policy

  • MNWD customer for 29 years


As Director

  • Improved our emergency leak response procedures

  • Facilitated more frequent infrastructure investigations and priorities

  • Approved budgets that prepared the District for future infrastructure repairs and upgrades

  • Engaged District customers through Chamber of Commerce presentations and interaction

  • Used my background in wastewater to focus on our wastewater and reuse operations

  • Approved rate structure that avoids spikes in cost to our customers


Related Experience

  • Committee Member for Orange County Infrastructure Report on Drinking Water

  • Past President of the Orange County Water Association, providing insight for MNWD’s customers concerning local, regional, and state water issues well into the 21st Century.

  • Board member, Lake Mission Viejo Association

  • Delegate, Lake Mission Viejo Association

  • 4-year board member of Model United Nations Program, Mission Viejo HS

I look forward to serving my community for another four years and welcome your questions, concerns and input regarding water issues affecting all of us. Thanks for your vote and confidence in my leadership.

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Bill's Blog

Welcome, and thank you for visiting my website. As a professional in the California water utility industry, I've started a blog to reflect my personal views, observations, and comments on general issues of interest to me and to those interested in California water-related topics. I hope you'll visit regularly, and if you have any topics of interest you want to share with me, you can contact me through this website. 


However (and here comes the disclaimer), any content contained herein does not necessarily reflect the views of my employer (Moulton Niguel Water District) or associations I am affiliated with, and should be considered my view and opinion only. In this forum, I do not speak for my employer or professional organizations, and any questions or concerns about these entities should be directed to the appropriate contacts through official channels at the respective agencies. As a public employee I cannot conduct business-related communications outside of the official channels.

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