Important Emergency Resources:

Interactive District Boundary Map

  • Jameson Lake. March, 2017

  • Juncal Dam. March, 2017

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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Rainfall & Reservoir Data

Real-time Rainfall Table and other current resources.
Daily Rainfall & Reservoir Summary.
Monthly Rainfall Chart compares rainfall from the beginning of the 2012 drought to the present.

Quarterly Water Supply Update

Updated April, 2018. A summary report for the District, provided by the General Manager. View here.

Sustainable Management of Montecito Groundwater Basin

Groundwater is a vital component of our local water supply. Click here to learn more about SGMA.

Conservation is a California Way of Life

What does this mean for District residents? Keep track of usage with weekly meter reads and promptly address any water waste causes or concerns. Choose no or low-irrigation landscaping that is appropriate for Montecito’s natural environment and that can withstand cyclical droughts. Find more water saving tips here.

NEWS

April 12, 2018 Montecito Water District and the City of Santa Barbara Spring Forward with Water Supply Negotiations ... MORE

March 21, 2018 Latest Enews: Monitoring the Rain ... MORE

March 20, 2018 Conserve and Prepare. Give Irrigation Systems the Rainy Season Off ... MORE INFO

March 7, 2018 MONTECITO WATER DISTRICT CORRECTS FACTS ON JANUARY 9 DEBRIS FLOW INCIDENTS ... MORE INFO

March 7, 2018 Now Hiring: Water Distribution Operator 1 ... MORE INFO

March 2, 2018 Now Hiring: Engineering Assistant ... MORE INFO

March 2, 2018 February Billing Update: Meter reads were scheduled as usual for February 26, 27, and 28th. Some meters remain difficult to access, and invoices will be sent by the end of next week ... MORE INFO

March 2, 2018 Storm Preparedness Update: A Right-sized Rain We are pleased to report that the Montecito Water District’s Distribution system is fully operational and providing uninterrupted service ... MORE INFO

March 1, 2018 January Billing Update For all customers: Fixed meter charges were waived for the month of January. The Board of Directors approved this credit ... MORE INFO

February 8, 2018 CANCELLATION OF BOIL WATER ORDER For ALL customers of the Montecito Water District it is no longer necessary to boil your tap water ... MORE INFO

February 5, 2018 PARTIAL CANCELLATION OF BOIL WATER ORDER: Additional areas of Montecito now have water that is safe to drink ... MORE INFO

February 3, 2018 Customer Update: Mutual Aid, Mutual Thanks! ... MORE INFO

February 1, 2018 Special Board Meeting and Presentation regarding the Thomas Fire and Montecito Debris Flows ... MORE INFO

January 31, 2018 Partial Cancellation of Boil Water Order ... MORE INFO

January 29, 2018 Montecito Water District Customer Advisory 1-29-18 ... MORE INFO

January 28, 2018 Super Chlorination Process Completed, Boil Water Notice Remains in Effect ... MORE INFO

January 27, 2018 Customer Advisory Update 1-27-18 ... MORE INFO

January 26, 2018 Mudslide Incident Report – Recovery Update as of 1-26-18 ... MORE INFO

January 25, 2018 Montecito Water District's January Billing Update ... MORE INFO

January 24, 2018 SYSTEM FLUSHING: Important information for District customers ... MORE INFO

January 23, 2018 IMPORTANT: Boil Water / High Chlorine Notice remains in effect in many areas of District. “Super Chlorination” is part of the process to restore water delivery system ... MORE INFO

January 20, 2018 IMPORTANT: Boil Water / High Chlorine Notice in effect in many areas of District ... MORE INFO

January 20, 2018 - Partial Cancellation of Boil Water Notice In the Sycamore Canyon Area ... ... MORE INFO

January 20, 2018 Montecito Water District Issues Statement ... MORE INFO

January 19, 2018 Mudslide Incident Report ... MORE INFO

January 18, 2018 - Partial Cancellation of Boil Water Notice In the Upper Toro Canyon Area ... MORE INFO

January 15, 2018 - Partial Cancellation of Boil Water Notice In the Summerland Area ... MORE INFO

January 14, 2018 - PRIORITIES AND PROGRESS ... MORE INFO

January 11, 2018 - NEW SITE ADDED: MONTECITO WATER DISTRICT PROVIDING EMERGENCY WATER DISTRIBUTION FOR PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY ... MORE INFO

January 10, 2018 - MONTECITO WATER DISTRICT PROVIDING EMERGENCY WATER DISTRIBUTION FOR PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY ... MORE INFO

January 9, 2018 - IMPORTANT ALL DISTRICT NOTICE:
BOIL WATER NOTICE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY - MORE INFO

December 21, 2017 - THOMAS FIRE INCIDENT: WATER CONSERVATION CRITICAL AS THE COMMUNITY CLEANS UP More

December 11, 2017 Thomas Fire Incident Update: Montecito Water District reports that there are no water quality concerns at this time. Storage reservoirs are full and monitoring is ongoing. If water quality beomes compromised customers will be informed. IMPORTANT: Now is not the time to hose down ash or irrigate. ALL water resources are needed to fight the fire. We encourage everyone to register for alerts at awareandprepare.org.

Director Decisions for December. Progress on water recycling planning and new officers. More...

Dec 8, 2017, 5pm: Montecito Water District is not reporting any water quality issues at this time. If there is any change, information will be reported through the Montecito Fire Protection District and/or the SB County Office of Emergency Communications.

Montecito Water District’s Board of Directors convened twice in November. In addition to the regular monthly meeting, a special public meeting was held to discuss the formation of a Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) for the Montecito Groundwater Basin. more...

October Board Meeting Summary & Desalination Update more...

MEETING RELOCATED: October Board Meeting will be held in El Montecito Presbyterian Church’s Library, on Tuesday the 24th at 1pm. Many meeting times have been rescheduled in the months of October, November and December due to schedule conflicts and upcoming holidays. More...

NOTICE: PUBLIC REVIEW PERIOD FOR DRAFT, AND INTENT TO ADOPT, NEGATIVE DECLARATION for Participation in the Semitropic Water Storage District Water Banking and Exchange Program. More...

Trending Now...Landscapes! Fall is the time to plant natives and drought-resilient perennials. More...

September Board Meeting Highlights Business improvements, technological advancements, and cautious optimism about future water supply were the prevailing topics at this month’s meeting more...

Customer Update included with August bill, see more...

Penalties and allocations are repealed, and a new water loss adjustment policy may help reduce costs incurred from leaks more...

July starts a new fiscal year. As we begin 2017/18, this summary report from the General Manager provides an update on water supply and current initiatives more...

2016 Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Report is now available online... more

Urban Water Management Plan, 2015 Update, Adopted. The Board of Directors unanimously approved adoption of the Montecito Water District’s Urban Water Management Plan 2015 Update at the District’s May 16 regular Board Meeting. more

Montecito Water District Suspends Penalties as of March 21, 2017. The Board of Directors met Tuesday... more

State Stands Firm on Water Conservation... more

Recycled Water Available for Delivery. Eligible property owners within Montecito Water District's service area can participate in Goleta Water District's Recycled Water Hauling Program to have recycled water delivered and applied to their landscape... More

Visit our new calendar to keep up-to-date on district, meetings, events and key projects. More