Santa Monica City Water Division

The City of Santa Monica Water, under the City Department of Public Works, provides water for about 93,640 residents living in the area of Santa Monica, California. Established in 1886, the City of Santa Monica Water currently obtains its supply from a combination of sources: approximately 75% from local groundwater wells within the City and in West Los Angeles that draws water from three sub-basins within the Santa Monica Basin (Charnock, Olympic, and Arcadia Sub-basins). The 25% is purchased from Metropolitan Water District (MWD), which draws from two separate sources: Colorado River water, which is delivered from Lake Havasu and from the State Water Project from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
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Santa Monica Drinking Water Quality

Consumer Confidence Water Quality Reports

Under the authority of the Safe Drinking Water Act, the EPA requires Santa Monica City Water Division to assess local water quality each year and distribute a Consumer Confidence Water Quality Report.

The information in this report includes the source of your water, whether your water meets EPA standards, detailed tables of detected contaminants, detailed descriptions of those contaminants, possible reasons why they're present, and potential health effects (if any).

Read the Consumer Confidence Report for Santa Monica main water system here:

Contact Santa Monica City Water Division Customer Service

Have a Question, Issue or Comment?

Main Customer Service

Physical Address:
P.O. Box 2200 1685 Main Street
Santa Monica, 90401

310-458-8224 (Mon–Fri, 8:00 AM–5:00 PM)
manager@smgov.net

Emergency (24 hours - broken water main or pipeline, etc.)
310-458-8224

Pay Your Santa Monica Water Bill

Already have an account?

If you already have an account, you just need to login to the Santa Monica Water site. Santa Monica Water accepts credit cards, debit, and direct deposit. Click here to login.

Want to create a new account?

You can create a new account on the Santa Monica Water website. Once you create the account, you can setup payment with credit, debit, or direct deposit. Click here to create an account.

Want to pay without an account?

You can make a one-time payment without creating an account. You will need to have your credit or debit card in order to make the one time payment. Click here to make a one time payment.

How to Start Santa Monica City Water Service

Starting Your Service

When you move to a new home in Santa Monica, you'll most likely already have running water, but you'll still need to set up water service with the Santa Monica Water. Luckily, Santa Monica City has made it pretty simple with the following online form. Starting service generally takes just two business days.

Click here to fill out a Start Service Form.

Stopping Your Service

When you move out of a home in Santa Monica, you'll need to stop your water service with the Santa Monica Water, so you don't keep getting billed. Simply fill out the following online form. Stopping service normally takes just two business days.

Click here to fill out a Stop Service Form.

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