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Moulton Niguel Water District Headquarters to Spend 15K on Plants

Located at 25000 La Paz Road MNWD is in the process of upgrading its landscape to save on water by planting California-friendly plants.

Correction: An earlier version of this story misspelled the last name of MNWD General Manager Robert Gumerman.

is in the process of planting California-friendly or drought-tolerant plants around its adminstrative offices at 27500 La Paz Road at cost of $15,025.

The project is expected to be complete in about six weeks. The renovation costs include planting and irrigation, according to MNWD General Manager Robert Gumerman.

While planting these plants is an attempt to save on irrigation and caretaking costs, there is another reason.

"Most important is that it will demonstrate to our ratepayers what the possibilities are when using California-friendly plants," Gumerman said.

The MNWD uses recycled water for irrigation at its administrative office building.  This is one of more than 1,200 recycled water connections in the MNWD. Currently, more than 21 percent of the annual water usage in the MNWD is recycled water, which extends the domestic water supplies for the region, and results in a cost-savings for the recycled water users, he said.  

Recycled water is sold at 80 percent of the potable water rates.

The following is a list of the plant materials that will be used:


Botanical NameCommon NameQuantityAchillea Millefolium "Island Pink" Yarrow  22 Agave Attenuata No Common Name   6

Anigozanthos Flavidus "Big Red"

Kangaroo Paws


Arctostaphylos "Emerald Carpet"

Dwarf Manzanita


Arctostaphylos "Pacific Mist"

Pacific Mist Manzanita


Ceanothus Thyrsiflorus "Skylark"

Wild Lilac


Lavatera Maritima

Tree Mallow


Mahonia Repens

Creeping Mahonia


Muhlenbergia Capillaris "Regal Mist"

Pink Muhly


Myrtus C. "Compacta"

Dwarf Myrtle


Nandina Domestica

Domestic Bamboo


Nandia D. "Gulfstrem"

Gulfstream Nandina


Nassella Tenuissima

Mexican Feather Grass


Phormiums Texax "Jack Spratt"

Dwarf Flax


Phormiums Texax "Bronze Baby"

Bronze Flax


Trichostema Lanatum

Woolly Blue Curls


Verbena Lilacina "De La Mina"

Cendros Island Verbena


Zauschneria "Summer Snow"

California Fuchsia




Botanical NameCommon NameQuantity for Each PotEcheveria Agavides Echeveria 1

Echeveria Gibbiflora

Soveign Blue 1

Graptopetalum Paraguayense

Ghost Plant 1 Graposedum "Bronze" No Common Name 1 Graptoveria Hybrid Fred Ives 1 Sedum Morganianum Donkey Tail 1

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