News and Announcements
The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works will be flow testing hydrants in Santa Margarita on Tuesday, April 14, 2020. The testing will begin about 10 am and each test will take only a few minutes. The testing is being conducted to determine fire flow rates for insurance purposes. Fire flow testing ensures Santa Margarita has sufficient water supply for fire suppression beyond daily maximum consumption. Along with maintaining the fire rating, the testing monitors the health of the town’s water system, identifies weak areas in the system, removes materials that settle in the hydrant, and cleans out the lines.
Six different hydrants throughout town will be tested. You will still have water during this time, however you may temporarily experience low water pressure, air in the water line, sediment, and/or discolored (rusty) water. Your water will continue to meet all drinking water standards and be safe to use for drinking and cooking purposes. The discoloration of water will not harm an individual, although it may stain light colored clothing. We recommend that before you use your water for consumption or laundry, you run your faucets until you have clean, clear water.
Hydrants To Be Tested:
- 22423 El Camino Real
- 22815 El Camino Real
- 22041 H St
- 22322 El Camino Real
- K St & Margarita Ave
- 22233 F St
If you have questions, please contact:
Mark Chiaramonte, Utilities Division Manager at (805) 781-1186
Faith Zenker, Water Quality Laboratory Manager at (805) 781-5111
A rate increase for the water customers in Santa Margarita (CSA 23) was passed on August 13, 2019. New rates go into effect September 13, 2019 - see ordinance with new rates & fees.
If you have any questions please contact Antonio Mora via phone 805-788-2954 or e-mail [email protected].