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Posted on: July 10, 2018

District to Host Blood Drive

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Santa Margarita Water District Partners with American Red Cross to Host Community Blood DriveWednesday, July 18 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The District will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on Wednesday, July 18 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.&...

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Posted on: June 26, 2018

Your Drinking Water Meets or Exceeds Cleanliness Stardards

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Delivering safe drinking water is at the heart of the Santa Margarita Water District’s mission; it’s drinking water continues to meet or exceed all standards set by the state and federal governments. 100% of the District’s dr...

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Posted on: March 28, 2018

Santa Margarita Water District Continues to be Recognized for Transparency

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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – The Santa Margarita Water District is honored to receive the “District Transparency Certificate of Excellence” by the Special District Leadership Foundation of California in recognition o...

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Posted on: April 18, 2018

SMWD's Lake Mission Viejo Advanced Treated Water Facility Receives Award from Green Technology

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First Lake in California to Use Advanced Treated Water for Lake Refill 

The Lake Mission Viejo Advanced Treatment Water Project received another recognition this year; this time from Green Technology, for its innovative public-private partnership ...

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Posted on: April 22, 2018

Santa Margarita Water District Breaks Ground on New Recycled Water Reservoir

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SANTA MARGARITA WATER DISTRICT BREAKS GROUND ONNEW RECYCLED WATER RESERVOIR

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, CALIF. (February 22, 2017) – The Santa Margarita Water District (“SMWD”) hosted a groundbreaking for its new 5,000 acre foot ...

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Posted on: August 24, 2017

Bond Refunding to Save Talega Ratepayers $9 Million

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Santa Margarita Water District is refunding its 2007 Community Facilities District (CFD 99-1) bond for the Talega area of San Clemente. The refunding will save the District and its Talega customers $9 million in debt payments over the next 13 years, resul...

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Posted on: April 12, 2017

July is Smart Irrigation Month

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It's July, and that means it's Smart Irrigation Month. Not only do you save money on your water bill when you use water efficiently and wisely, but you also nurture green spaces that deliver real environmental benefits.

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

State Drought Update

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Following unprecedented water conservation and plentiful winter rain and snow, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today ended the drought state of emergency in most of California, while maintaining water reporting requirements and prohibitions on wasteful pract...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

The Water-Wise Lifestyle Is Here to Stay

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Rain or shine, a water-wise lifestyle is the new lifestyle in Southern California. The drought emergency is lessened, but one season of rainfall alone cannot make up for several years of dry weather.  We live in a semi-arid climate and future dro...

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