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Moulton Niguel Water District is launching its full-scale smart meter program to proactively detect water leaks, improve operations, and enable all customers to monitor their hourly water usage through an online customer portal. Customers in the District’s service area, serving all or portions of the cities of Laguna Niguel, Aliso Viejo, Mission Viejo, Laguna Hills, Dana Point, and San Juan Capistrano, will receive upgraded meter technology by 2021.

The South Orange County-based water district recently began installing smart meters at 2,000 homes in its service area, with plans to continue installing in batches for all residential customers through 2021.

The technology will provide customers with hourly water usage data, the ability to view and pay bills, and sign up for leak notifications, according to a press release.

When complete, the District’s smart meter program is expected to conserve 500 million gallons of water every year.

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