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.

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Quarterly Water Supply Update

Updated October, 2017. A summary report for the District, provided by the General Manager. View here.

Sustainable Management of Montecito Groundwater Basin

Upcoming Public Meeting: Thursday, November 16, 6-8pm, El Montecito Presbyterian Church, 1455 E Valley Rd, Montecito, CA 93108

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

Rebates Available for California Residents

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

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.

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.

NEWS

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