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Details On the Allocation Program

Click here to download a PDF copy of Ordinance 94, which provides full details on the amounts of the allocations, penalty rates, how to appeal, and more.

Rebates Available for California Residents

The State of California offers rebates for turf replacement. Click here for more information.

Grand Jury Report and Response

A PDF of the May 2016 Santa Barbara County Grand Jury Report titled Lake Cachuma – Protecting a Valuable Resource is available for download. The report and responses from the District can be found on the Public Information page under Water Supply and Drought Documents.

Please Continue Your Conservation Efforts

While the imported water allocation has been increased, Cachuma allocations for their year remain at 0%. But, wise planning and careful conservation means Montecito has enough purchased and stored water to last from now until early 2020 to meet current customer water use levels.

Real-Time Rainfall Gauge

New Rainfall Gauge compares the rainfall each month in Montecito against our historical data collected since 1920. The data is graphed every month. See how our drought has affected the data for the past five years and what actual rainfall in inches should be for each month. Find the Rainfall Gauge here and it's the third window at the top of this page.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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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.