Santa Margarita Water District is committed to providing customers with the highest quality drinking water and service. Like many water districts in south Orange County, nearly all of the District’s water supply is imported from Northern California via the State Water Project and from the Colorado River via the Colorado River Aqueduct.
Given that our region lacks a natural aquifer, the District continues to challenge itself to be resourceful and innovative about local supply and reliability. The District is engaged in a number of pioneering initiatives to diversify SMWD's water portfolio and reduce the community's dependence on imported supplies. Read more about the latest projects on our Operations page.