Santa Margarita Water District (SMWD) takes pride in the high quality of tap water supplied to the District's 154,000 residents; tap water is safe, reliable and very cost effective. SMWD developed a bottled water program aimed with a conservation message supplying SMWD's tap water to local service, youth and non-profit organizations for use at events. Did you know that half of all water bottles produced in California are not recycled, instead ending up in our landfill system? In analyzing their bottled water program, SMWD has determined that all the waste contributed to landfills is simply too costly to our environment! Therefore, SMWD is ending its current bottled water program.
Alternative programs are now being developed for local youth, service and non-profit organizations that will reduce or eliminate the impact to the environment yet still serve these groups.
The focus of the new program is to educate customers: bottled water contains no real health benefits, and it costs so much more! Consider that a 16 ounce bottle of water typically costs about $1... yet SMWD provides nearly 750 GALLONS of water to your home for the same price. When you add the cost of the water and the cost to the environment, the numbers just don't add up!
Check back soon for new ways that you can educate, hydrate, eliminate the waste, and help our environment! – less–ZoomInfo