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Thank you for visiting the official website for the Santa Margarita Water District (SMWD). Please note that by visiting our website, you agree to the policy terms and conditions listed here.

This website serves an informational purpose only. SMWD does not guarantee or warrant accurate and up-to-date information on this website. In no case shall SMWD be liable for any loss resulting from use of this website. The sole purpose of this website is to provide website users information about SMWD processes, services and officials and water related issues. This website is a supplement to, and not a replacement for, information available from SMWD officials. In establishing and maintaining this official website, SMWD does not intend to and is not establishing a forum or other means for public discourse, exchange of opinions or discussion on any issue. SMWD reserves the right to determine what information shall and shall not be placed on this website, including links to and from external websites. SMWD does not endorse or provide preferential treatment to any third party websites or associated organizations or persons.

Attempts to upload, alter or delete information or links on this website are strictly prohibited unless specifically authorized in writing by SMWD’s website administrator. Submission of information via an on-line form created for SMWD shall not constitute unauthorized use.

Information and materials contained on this website are distributed and transmitted “as is” without any warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, warranties of title or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Website content is subject to change at any time without notice; SMWD does not warrant that access to this website will be uninterrupted or error free.

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Use of this website constitutes acceptance of this waiver of liability and warranties.

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