• Jameson Lake. March, 2017

  • Juncal Dam. March, 2017

  • Lake Cachuma. February, 2017

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Conservation is a California Way of Life

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Thanks to the many visitors and participating agencies who turned out for Earth Day, 2017! Display Information and Conservation Tips are available to customers year round... more

GOOD NEWS ACROSS THE BOARD. At April 18 Board Meeting, District Acts to Reserve Groundwater Banking, Reviews Current Water Supply Data and Plans for future. more

URBAN WATER MANAGEMENT PLAN Update Draft Now Available for Review. Public Hearing for the Plan will be held May 16, 2pm, at the Montecito Fire Protection District, 595 San Ysidro Road. Link to Plan and more

Wednesday, March 29, 8am to 5pm, Possible traffic delays in the vicinity of 500-600 Hot Springs Road... more

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

Thank you to participants in the SGMA Public Workshop held March 2... Video coverage, presentation slides, FAQ and more

State Stands Firm on Water Conservation... more

Montecito Water District Takes Action to Rescue Water as San Luis Reservoir Rises to Spill... more

Will Precious Water Spill? February 15th is now the projected spill date for San Luis Reservoir... more

District jumpstarts January with strategic planning...more

A Special Board Meeting was held Monday, January 9. The Agenda was to inform Board Action for protection of District supplemental water supplies stored in San Luis Reservoir in the event of a possible or potential spill...more

Public Workshop on Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) and Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) Formation in the Montecito Groundwater Basin. This meeting will be held on March 2, 2017... more

Three Top Professionals Join Montecito Water District. The Montecito Water District starts 2017 with three new staff members who bring local and international expertise in business, engineering, and communications... more

End of Year Update: Montecito Water District Prepares For 2017, Rain or Shine... 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

Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). Statewide, agencies are being formed to provide for local, collaborative, and sustainable groundwater management. Montecito Water District is keeping pace, and has initiated the process to form a Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) – with the goal of enhancing groundwater management capabilities in the Montecito Groundwater Basin. More

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

Green Your Garden with Greywater. New County regulations allow the installation of Simple Greywater Systems without permits! Read how here.

Update on Water Supply and Desalination. View an informative presentation with an update on water supply and desalination here.