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CSA 23 consists of two (2) active groundwater wells and two (2) water storage tanks currently serving to meet the needs of Santa Margarita customers.
A rate increase for the water customers in Santa Margarita (CSA 23) is being proposed. Several Community meetings have been held to discuss the water system’s needs and its current financial situation. A Notice of Public Hearing is being mailed to water customers and property owners in CSA 23 by June 26th.
If you have any questions please contact Jill Ogren via phone 805-781-5263 or e-mail [email protected], or Ron Munds via phone 805-781-5267 or email [email protected].
When: 1st Thursday of each month at 7:00PM
Where: Santa Margarita Community Hall on the Corner of I Street and Murphy Street
Current well depths and well production levels are also posted on El Camino Real near Maria Ave.
Please click here for water conservation tips and other resources.
The shallow basin below Santa Margarita is the only water source for the community, and the County has developed a program to help protect the water supply and avoid the need for mandatory measures. The levels of response described below are required to protect the supply and minimize impacts to the community.
When the average rainfall and groundwater levels are at or near normal levels, the status is OK. Residents are entitled to all the water they can put to reasonable and beneficial use.
If the groundwater drops below normal levels and the supply appears to be at risk, then the water supply status isALERT. An ALERT status requests that all residents and business owners in Santa Margarita voluntarily reduce their water usage.
If the groundwater drops significantly below normal levels and the supply appears to be at risk, then the water supply status is CRITICAL. During a CRITICAL status, mandatory conservation measures would be implemented.