Contact Us

General Inquiries

For questions about your account, upcoming events or general information please contact SMWD’s Customer Relations Department, Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Email: customercare@smwd.com

Phone: (949) 459-6420

Live Chat

Media Inquiries

Santa Margarita Water District works with local reporters and media organizations to provide timely and accurate information regarding District news and industry happenings. From local supply reliability projects to water use efficiency and community education programs, the District is a valuable source of news and information.

For media inquiries, please contact Nicole Stanfield, Public Information Manager, at (949) 459-6548.

Public Records Request

It is the policy of the Santa Margarita Water District to ensure that access to information concerning the conduct of the District’s business remains a fundamental and necessary right of every person in the District. It is the policy of the District that governmental records will be disclosed to the public upon request, unless the law provides an exemption from disclosure.

Note: Utility Plan Requests should not be submitted as PRA Requests. Click here for additional information.

Email requests to Key Staff and Board.

Or mail to:

Santa Margarita Water District
Attn: Secretary to the Board
26111 Antonio Pkwy
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

If the records you request are copied, a fee may be assessed.

File a Claim

Santa Margarita Water District’s primary goal is to deliver safe drinking water, managing innovative recycled water projects, and reliably collecting wastewater for more than 160,000 residents in our service area. We do realize that sometimes that damage can potentially cause damages. Please click here to learn more about filing a claim.  

Holiday Schedule


Christmas Eve Observed; 1/2 Day
December 23, 2022


Christmas Day Observed
December 26, 2022


Christmas Holiday (The first business day after Christmas) Observed
December 27, 2022


New Year's Day
January 2, 2023


Presidents' Day
February 20, 2023


Memorial Day
May 29, 2023


Day Before Independence Day Observed
July 3, 2023


Independence Day Observed
July 4, 2023


Labor Day
September 4, 2023


Thanksgiving Day
November 23, 2023


Day after Thanksgiving
November 24, 2023


Christmas Eve Observed; 1/2 day
(the day before Christmas Observed)
December 22, 2023


Christmas Day Observed
December 25, 2023


Christmas Holiday
(the first business day after Christmas)
December 26, 2023


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