Why did the City of San Juan Capistrano select SMWD?
  • The two agencies have worked collaboratively for decades.  
  • SMWD provides long-term water supply planning for increased reliability and cost control. 
  • SMWD has the expertise to enhance the development of local water supplies by efficiently operating the Groundwater Recovery Plant.  
  • SMWD has a strong history of maintaining its infrastructure and knows how to improve San Juan Capistrano’s aging infrastructure.  
  • The Process: 
    • Through a competitive process, the city voted (on 2/29/2019) to work exclusively with SMWD and embark on the annexation process.   
  • News release:  
    • Additionally, the Orange County Local Agency Formation Commission (OC LAFCO) approved the application on August 19, 2021.  

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1. When will Santa Margarita Water District (SMWD) be the water provider in San Juan Capistrano?
2. Will my account settings transfer?
3. What happens to my water rates and fees?
4. How will I receive my bill from SMWD?
5. How do I pay my bill?
6. Will my AutoPay rollover?
7. How do I pay through my personal bank?
8. How can I reach SMWD?
9. What’s the Quality of the Water?
10. How does SMWD help customers save water?
11. What are the Benefits of Annexation?
12. Why does SMWD want to take over San Juan Capistrano’s Water and Wastewater service from the City?
13. Why did the City of San Juan Capistrano select SMWD?
14. What will SMWD focus on in San Juan Capistrano?
15. Why does San Juan Capistrano have water quality violations from the State Water Resources Control Board?
16. Does SMWD have a new logo?
17. What happened to the city water employees?