Trampas Canyon Reservoir: An OCWA Webinar

  • 21 Oct 2020
  • 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Online Zoom Webinar


  • The Meeting Link will be emailed
    when participants Register.
  • The Meeting Link will be emailed
    when participants Register.

Registration is closed

Trampas Canyon Reservoir
Santa Margarita Water District’s
Ambitious Project Aims to Reduce
Its Dependence on Imported Water

Another Special Webinar
hosted by OCWA

October 21, 2020 – 12:30 pm


Building on the success
of our previous webinars,
join us October 21
for a look at a bold new plan
for water independence.

Once again, 
we’re going to host an
Online ZOOM Webinar
and offer it FREE to our Members.

Non-Members will Pay
Only $10.00

About Our Presentation

The Santa Margarita Water District currently imports 100% of its drinking water. But the District is ­committed to an ambitious plan to both locally generate 30% of its potable supply as well as recycle more of its wastewater. Central to these plans is the new Trampas Canyon Reservoir.

This vast new reservoir, a $109 million project, will eventually hold over 1.6 billion gallons of water. Dust dry at present, water may start flowing into the reservoir this December.

At first, the massive reservoir will be used to hold treated wastewater for reuse. As such, it will easily rank as the largest recycled water storage receptacle in Southern California. This will allow the District to store water during the wet times for use during Summer and Fall.

Eventually, the District expects to implement a system similar to OCWD’s Groundwater Replenishment System and turn much of this wastewater into potable water. Initial expectations are to produce about 1,000 acre-feet of potable water ­annually, and eventually reach to as much as 5,000 acre-feet per year.

So make plans now to join us October 21 for an in-depth look at the design, construction, and future plans for this ­massive South Country project. It promises to be an insightful look into the making of an engineering marvel, and a bold vision for a future of water independence.

OCWA Members with Reservations:  FREE

Non-Members with Reservations:  $10.00

The Meeting Link will be emailed
when participants Register.

Cancellations received AFTER Tuesday, October 20,
CANNOT be refunded.

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