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"Water is our most precious resource, and it's important to know how to use it efficiently and effectively. My 44 years of experience in the water/wastewater business gives me an in-depth understanding of the challenges we face in our community and in our state with our water use—and the experience to make informed decisions about that use."

Bill Moorhead


Moulton Niguel Water District

Bill Moorhead, Director, MNWD

Water Facts

Water-saving facts
  • A family of four can save 14,000 to 25,000 gal/yr by switching from conventional toilets to the newer, more efficient ones.

  • A swimming pool naturally loses about 1,000 gallons (3,785 liters) a month to evaporation. 90% – 95% of pool and spa water lost to evaporation can be saved by installing a pool cover.

  • Washing your vehicle at home can use up to 148 gallons of water or more for one washing. Self-service car washes use roughly 12 gallons per vehicle in desert regions.

  • One broken sprinkler head could waste up to 25,000 gallons of water over a 6-month irrigation season.

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Water-usage facts
  • The average American uses 100 gallons of water per day or 320 gallons used every day by the average family.

  • Landscaping accounts for about half the water Californians use at home.

  • The average pool takes 22,000 gallons of water to fill.

  • 30% of pipes in systems that deliver water to more than 100,000 people are between 40 and 80 years old.

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