Santa Margarita Water District is committed to providing our large landscape customers the resources, tools, and incentives they need to efficiently manage water and maintain healthy aesthetic landscapes.
SMWD has recently established two new weather stations with the California Irrigation Management Information System (CIMIS) that will be used to measure evapotranspiration (ET). CIMIS provides monthly, daily, and hourly weather data for easy retrieval 24/7. Station #241 is located in San Clemente and Station #245 is located in Coto de Caza.
The District will implement a budget-based tiered rate system for irrigation accounts, beginning January 1, 2016. This will apply to both domestic and non-domestic (recycled) irrigation accounts. Download a informational flyer that explains how water budgets are calculated, click here. For specific information about the rate system click here.
HOA & Large Landscape Luncheon
December 16, 2015We are nearly seven months into California's 9-month mandatory conservation declaration which required Santa Margarita Water District and its customers to reduce water use by 24% from 2013 levels. We invite our Large Landscape stakeholders to another Luncheon as we share success stories to data and discuss the District's new budget-based tiered rate structure that will be implemented in January as well as discuss the possiblity of an extension to the State's mandatory conservation.
April 15, 2015
California is the in 4th year of historic drought. Water supplies are being curtailed. SMWD has tools and incentives to help your organization prepare and deal with drought – but we need your help. Thank you to the many HOA board members, property managers, facility managers, and landscape contractors that attended this important event.