Annual Water Festival - Saturday, May 7

SMWD's annual Water Festival is a free family-friendly event to learn about drinking water, recycled water, and wastewater. 

Saturday, May 7  |  10 AM to 1 PM  |  SMWD Headquarters Location Map

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CENTER STAGE SHOWS - NEW FOR 2022 

Project3R by Ryan's Recycling

Ryan is a local hero who inspires children to take just on small action to make a difference in the world. 

Build Your Own Worm Composting Box by Hart's Worm Farm

Join us for a hands-on activity to build your own worm composting box! Learn how worms can make a huge impact on the health of your landscape. 

Birds of Prey

Get up close with an owl and learn how they help control rodent populations.  

Ricky the Raindrop

Ricky the Rambunctious Raindrop has been inspiring and leading generations of Orange County residents to be good water stewards for almost 50 years! 

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BUS TOURS 

OC's largest recycled water reservoir, Trampas and Chiquita Water Reclamation Plant. Allow 2-hours per tour. All ages are welcome. All seats available for "Reserve Ahead" are booked. A limited number of seats will be available on the day of the event. Check-in 15 minutes before tour time. 

• 10 AM - OC's largest recycled water reservoir, Trampas

• 11 AM - Water Reclamation Plant, Chiquita 

• 12 PM - OC's largest recycled water reservoir, Trampas

• 1 PM - OC's largest recycled water reservoir, Trampas

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Fun For The Whole Family!

Tour the warehouse and chat with our team about all things water
Walk through a five-and-half-foot tall water pipeline! 
Stroll through the WaterWorks Garden and be inspired by beautiful California friendly plants
Talk with garden professionals, water experts, and dozens of exhibitors 
Enjoy children's activities - face painting, reptiles, pipe building races, & more
Music, food & more. Food is available for purchase. 


Water is a serious subject in California, but that doesn’t mean we can’t also have fun while we learn more about it. For over 30 years, the month of May has been known as California’s Water Awareness Month to help educate the community on using water wisely and all of the infrastructure in our water systems.