Water Supply/Quality Reports
Consumer Confidence Report (CCR)
The Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) is a drinking water quality report released July 1st of every year. The report shares the results of the extensive water quality analysis performed on the water being provided to your home in the previous year. While the report is made available electronically, the District will mail you a physical copy if requested.
San Juan Capistrano Water Quality
The City of San Juan Capistrano’s drinking water was managed by the City’s Utilities Staff until late 2021. Moving forward, Santa Margarita Water District will be responsible for the City’s drinking water quality but the below reports are provided for historical reference.
San Juan Capistrano Water Quality Reports
- 2023 Water Quality Report (ID9 - SJC)
- 2023 Water Quality Report (ID9 - SJC) Spanish
- 2022 SJC Public Health Goals Report
- 2022 Water Quality Report (English)
- 2022 Water Quality Report (Spanish)
- 2021 Water Quality Report (English)
- 2021 Water Quality Report (Spanish)
- 2020 Water Quality Report (English)
- 2020 Water Quality Report (Spanish)
- 2019 Water Quality Report (English)
- 2019 Water Quality Report (Spanish)
- 2018 Water Quality Report (English)
- 2017 Water Quality Report (English)
- 2016 Water Quality Report (English)
Public Health Goals (PHG)
The Public Health Goals Report is a comparison of the drinking water quality provided by the District against the PHGs adopted by the California Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Environmental Heal Hazard Assessment (OEHHA). PHGs are levels that do not pose a significant risk to health and are not regulatory standards. As the OEHHA website states, drinking water standards established by the State are required to be set as close to the corresponding PHG as is economically and technologically feasible. This report details constituents within the District's drinking water which exceed the adopted public health goal and estimates the cost required in order to meet the PHG. This report is updated every three years.
Urban Water Management Plans (UWMP)
Urban Water Management Plans (UWMP) are prepared by the District every five years in order to support long-term resource planning and ensure that adequate water supplies are available to meet water demands. The report details a 20 year forecast of how the District will meet existing (and future) water demands.
Water Shortage Contingency Plan & Water Conservation Ordinance
The overall principle of the District's Water Shortage Contingency Plan is to reliably meet water demands during water shortages caused by supply interruptions, reductions, or allocations, as well as respond to emergency conditions.
Ordinance 2021-05-05, the District's Water Conservation and Water Supply Shortage Program, establishes the regulatory authority and policies with respect to water conservation and the declaration of a water supply shortage.
Integrated Regional Water Management Plan for South Orange County (IRWM)
The South Orange County Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Plan has been developed from, and coordinates with, existing plans and research documents provided by the participating agencies in a manner that identifies and integrates regional projects to improve water supply, protect water quality, enhance the environment, and provide flood risk management. This Plan establishes a priority ranking to help further regional efforts to investigate the feasibility of, and identify funding for, these projects. Individual projects, however will go through the appropriate environmental review and permitting process as funding is secured.