Tours and Education

Free Water Education Assemblies Provided to Elementary Schools

SMWD offers free Water Education Assemblies to students who attend elementary schools located in the SMWD service area through the Discovery Science Center and the regional family of water agencies. These assemblies are grade-specific and align with the California State Science Content Standards.

Topics include:Student Tours and Education Logo

  • The importance and scarcity of water in Southern California
  • The water cycle
  • The three sources of water
  • Water storage, filtration, treatment, recycling and conservation

Contact your school principal or teacher to make sure your elementary school is taking advantage of this exciting FREE program or call 949-459-6548.

Chiquita Wastewater Treatment Plant Tours

The plant treats wastewater from homes in the area and prepares it to be reused to irrigate parks, common areas and golf courses. The tour is a great opportunity to learn first-hand about:

  • What happens to the water after it goes down the drain
  • How wastewater gets travels from homes to the treatment plant
  • How water is treated to be used as recycled water
  • How to conserve water every day

Spring Bus Tour - Water Awareness Festival

  • When: Check back in the future
  • Where: Chiquita Water Treatment Plant
  • Meeting Location: 26111 Antonio Parkway
    Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
  • Questions? 949-459-6548