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Final Environmental Impact Report

Final Environmental Impact Report

The lead agency of the project, Santa Margarita Water District will consider the Final Environmental Impact Report for certification on Friday, June 21 at 7:30 a.m. at their headquarters in Rancho Santa Margarita, California.

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Final Draft EIR Update

Final Draft EIR Update

The Final Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) will be considered by the Santa Margarita Water District Board of Directors on Wednesday, June 5 at their regularly scheduled board meeting. The document will be posted to the San Juan Watershed Project website – www.sanjuanwatershed.com – the week of by May 31, 2019.

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San Juan Watershed Project Update

San Juan Watershed Project Update

Just like you, we’re getting excited about the San Juan Watershed Project. That’s because the project’s Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) is set to be circulated soon. This will give residents and ratepayers the opportunity to review the potential environmental impacts and any needed mitigation. It’s also an important next step in the project’s approval process.

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Project Overview Video

Project Overview Video

The San Juan Watershed will be a great source of local, reliable drought-proof water for South Orange County. The watershed under the San Juan and Trabuco creeks is a natural holding tank for the water we get in the rainy seasons, and the project will help us manage...

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NOP Comments Now Available

NOP Comments Now Available

The complete list of comments received for the San Juan Watershed Project Notice of Preparation (NOP) are now available to view online. The San Juan Watershed Project held its Public Scoping Meeting on Thursday, January 12, 2017. Nearly 50 residents and stakeholders...

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Project Tours Were a Success

Project Tours Were a Success

The recent rainstorms made the San Juan and Trabuco Creeks picturesque for the project tours hosted by the Santa Margarita Water District last week. Potential project beneficiaries caught a quick pedicab ride to the confluence of the two creeks, near the proposed...

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Notice of Preparation of an Environmental Impact Report

Notice of Preparation of an Environmental Impact Report

The Santa Margarita Water District (SMWD) as the Lead Agency is beginning preparation of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for the proposed San Juan Watershed Project. SMWD, in conjunction with South Coast...

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Upcoming Events

  1. SMWD Board Meeting

    June 21 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am