Annual Water Festival - Saturday, May 6

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

Saturday, May 6 | 10 AM to 1 PM | SMWD Headquarters Location Map

Fun For The Whole Family!

For over 30 years, 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.

 - TOUR the pipeline and valve warehouses, or jump on a bus to tour major infrastructure

- Walk through a 5 1/2-foot tall water pipeline

- Stroll through the WaterWorks Garden and be inspired by beautiful California-friendly plants, and chat with garden professionals 

- Children's activities - face painting, reptiles, pipe building races, & more

- Mountain Mike's Pizza

- Sweet Poppy's Cotton Candy

- DJ & more


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.  



OC's largest recycled water reservoir, Trampas and Chiquita Water Reclamation Plant. Allow 2-hours per tour. All ages are welcome. All 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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