What happens to my water rates and fees?
  • All potable water customers in San Juan Capistrano will see a reduction in charges for essential water usage (Tier 1 rate) from $4.16 to $3.66 per unit or one-hundred cubic feet (ccf)  

  • All customers adhere to SMWD’s adopted fee schedule. See the complete list of late fees, delinquent notices, and returned check fees here.  

  • SMWD has adopted most of San Juan Capistrano’s existing rates; aside from what is noted above, there will be no changes to your current rates.  

  • SMWD is a special district and adheres to Proposition 218 requirements, any future proposed changes in water, wastewater and recycled water rates are subject to a public hearing.  

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1. When will Santa Margarita Water District (SMWD) be the water provider in San Juan Capistrano?
2. Will my account settings transfer?
3. What happens to my water rates and fees?
4. How will I receive my bill from SMWD?
5. How do I pay my bill?
6. Will my AutoPay rollover?
7. How do I pay through my personal bank?
8. How can I reach SMWD?
9. What’s the Quality of the Water?
10. How does SMWD help customers save water?
11. What are the Benefits of Annexation?
12. Why does SMWD want to take over San Juan Capistrano’s Water and Wastewater service from the City?
13. Why did the City of San Juan Capistrano select SMWD?
14. What will SMWD focus on in San Juan Capistrano?
15. Why does San Juan Capistrano have water quality violations from the State Water Resources Control Board?
16. Does SMWD have a new logo?
17. What happened to the city water employees?