San Juan Capistrano Water Utility

The City  of San Juan Capistrano is divesting itself from the water and sewer utility service. On February 19, 2019, the City Council voted unanimously to exclusively negotiate with the Santa Margarita Water District. 

Santa Margarita Water District invites the residents of San Juan Capistrano to join Rancho Santa Margarita, Coto de Caza, Ladera Ranch, Las Flores, Rancho Mission Viejo and parts of Mission Viejo and San Clemente, to be part of the SMWD family!

Leading the way in water reliability for South Orange County for more than 50 years, Santa Margarita Water District WILL:

  • Provide an overall rate reduction
  • Repair and replace infrastructure 
  • Develop new water supplies to protect San Juan Capistrano residents against the next drought
  • Efficiently utilize the Groundwater Recovery Plant

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