Water Festival - Saturday, May 4, 2019

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Free day of fun and learning for the entire family!

Each year, Santa Margarita Water District hosts its Water Awareness Festival, a family-friendly event where adults and children are able to learn more about water use efficiency and local supply reliability. Residents are invited to enjoy a day of fun and learning with a hands-on tide pool exhibit, water efficient irrigation and native plant displays, water presentations, games and crafts, and music and face painting. Tour the construction of OC's largest recycled water reservoir, Trampas Dam & Reservoir. The event is held in the spring to celebrate the state of California’s recognition of May as “Water Awareness Month.”

Rebate & leak detection programs

Tour the construction of OC’s largest recycled water reservoir

Meet garden pros 

Walk through a 5.5 foot pipeline

Climb aboard equipment

Ride a historic fire truck

Reptiles & tide pools

Refreshments...and more!

Special giveaway: Water Saber

Special guest: Darth Vader & Ricki the Raindrop

Tour the construction of OC’s largest recycled water reservoir

Visit the Welcome Booth to grab a seat on one of six tours. Each tour is roughly 1.5 hours. 

  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
  • 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Parking (2 locations): 

   SMWD Headquarters
   26111 Antonio Parkway, RSM, CA 92688 

   Church with Shuttle Service
   26176 Antonio Pkwy, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

    View a parking map (PDF) of the event.Parking

Event Map: View a map (PDF) of last year's event below.

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Questions about the event? Please contact Nicole Stanfield at nicoless@smwd.com.