NEWS FROM MONTECITO WATER DISTRICT
Stay informed with updates and reminders about important water issues, meter reading dates and more.
Conservation is a California Way of Life
What does this mean for Montecito residents? Keep track of usage with weekly meter reads. Know your monthly allocation. Choose landscaping that is appropriate for Montecito’s natural environment and that can withstand cyclical droughts. Find more water saving tips here.
Rebates Available for California Residents
The State of California offers rebates for turf replacement. Click here for more information.
Sustainable Management of Montecito Groundwater Basin
Groundwater is a vital component of our local water supply. Click here to learn more about SGMA.
Monthly Rainfall Gauge
Find the Rainfall Gauge here. See how drought has affected the data for the past five years and view actual rainfall for the current month. For additional information and local data, visit the County of Santa Barbara’s Water Agency on the web.
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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.