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Project: Santa Margarita WD- Trampas Canyon Recycled Water Seasonal Storage Reservoir

Description: Santa Margarita Water District (SMWD) will construct a recycled water reservoir to provide seasonal storage for its existing and proposed recycled water system. Recycled water will be supplied by the Chiquita Water Reclamation Plant (CWRP) and may be supplemented by other non-domestic water supply sources. Construction includes converting an existing dam and reservoir to a reservoir for seasonal storage or recycled water, inlet/outlet pipelines and pumping facilities to store recycled water produced at the reclamation plant or collected from urban return flows of foreign water. The potential water storage capacity is up to 5,000 ac-ft per year.

Reference Number: 3940P01D1601026

Implemented By: Santa Margarita Water District

Objective: To construct a recycled water reservoir

Type: Water Management

Total Cost: $91,315,000.00

Project Status: Project Implementation

On Time?: Yes    Within Scope?: Yes    Within Budget?: Yes

Estimated Completion: 6/30/2021    Actual Completion:

Associated Counties: Orange

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): No

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Other State Funds5/30/2018$76,315,000.00
Prop. 1, Water Recycling2/16/2017$15,000,000.00

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
Water ManagementWater Use Efficiency - Recycling  

Water Action Plan Target

Increase Regional Self-Reliance and Integrated Water Management Across All Levels of GovernmentAction Description


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