San Juan Capistrano Water Utility

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We look forward to serving you this fall, San Juan Capistrano! 

Residents and businesses in San Juan Capistrano will begin seeing mail, emails, and social media from SMWD to help make the transition as smooth as possible. The estimated transition date is mid-November of 2021. More details, including account specifics, will be sent soon.  

Santa Margarita Water District is committed to: 

  • Serving you high-quality drinking water
  • Providing you local and accessible customer care
  • Efficiently utilizing the Groundwater Recovery Plant
  • Maintaining the wastewater system 

The City of San Juan Capistrano is divesting itself from the water and sewer utility service. On February 19, 2019, the City Council voted unanimously to exclusively negotiate with the Santa Margarita Water District. On August 19, 2021, the Orange County Local Agency Formation Commission (OC LAFCO) voted unanimously to approve the annexation

Have questions? Please give us a call at (949) 459-6420 or email us at

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