Delivering safe drinking water is at the heart of the District's mission; its drinking water continues to meet or exceed all standards set by the state and federal governments.
100% of the District's drinking water
- 6.5 billion gallons a year - is imported from Northern California and the Colorado River. It is treated, tested, and certified by the District's supplier, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. At the same time, SMWD continuously monitors the water in its distribution system to ensure the highest quality. In fact, each year, over 5,000 water samples are taken throughout the service area by the District's laboratory staff.
SMWD prepares an annual Water Quality Report for customers to share the results of water quality testing from the previous calendar year. It explains where your water comes from, what it contains, and how it compares to federal and state regulatory standards.
The District is proud to serve its customers safe, reliable drinking water 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.