Stay informed with updates and reminders about important water issues, meter reading dates and more.
Rainfall & Reservoir Data
Quarterly Water Supply Update
Updated October, 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.
November 13, 2018 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Montecito Water District (MWD), as lead agency, has completed an Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) and invites public comments on the adequacy and completeness of the environmental analysis described in the IS/MND. The Draft IS/MND will be available for public review and comment for a 21-day public review period from November 13, 2018 to December 3, 2018. Click here for the link to document and to read MORE ...
October 26, 2018 Annual Letter from the General Manager Montecito Water District (MWD) General Manager Nick Turner provides an update as the District enters a new water year: October 1, 2018 – September 30, 2019 ... MORE
October 25, 2018 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: Project Cold Spring Creek, San Ysidro Creek, and Romero Creek Highline Repairs. The District seeks proposals from qualified contractors to replace pipeline and related infrastructure. All proposals are due by 12 Noon on Friday November 9, 2018 ... MORE
October 13, 2018 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: Project Romero Canyon Creek Bridge Water Main Repairs. The District seeks proposals from qualified contractors to replace pipeline and related infrastructure. All proposals are due by 12 Noon on Wednesday October 24, 2018 ... MORE
October 10, 2018 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: The District is seeking proposals from qualified contractors for the project Bella Vista Highline Repairs for damaged caused by the January 9th, 2018 debris flows. All proposals are due by 12 Noon on Friday October 19, 2018 ... MORE
October 3, 2018 Directors Vote to Get Smart: Montecito Water District to begin implementation of Automated Meter Infrastructure (AMI), commonly referred to as “Smart Meters” in 2019 ... MORE
September 27, 2018 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: The District is seeking proposals from qualified contractors to replace pipeline and related infrastructure which was damaged during the January 9th, 2018 debris flows near Toro Canyon Creek Bridge. All proposals are due by 12pm (noon) on Friday October 5, 2018 ... MORE
September 21, 2018 Strategic Planning Committee Meeting Update: Montecito Water District Ready for Recycled Water Projects ... MORE
September 13, 2018 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: The District is seeking proposals from qualified contractors to replace pipeline and related infrastructure which was damaged during the January 9th, 2018 debris flows near Hidden Valley Lane. All proposals are due by 12pm (noon) on Friday September 21, 2018 ... MORE
August 16, 2018 July Board Meeting Summary. Learn about Public Hearings, Board Actions and District Initiatives ... MORE
August 15, 2018 The District Office will close at noon (12:00pm) on Friday, August 17 ... MORE
August 9, Montecito Water District Introduces New Bill Format. While the new invoice format may look fancier, updates have not increased costs, and will increase efficiency. Better yet, the new payment options come at no extra charge for customers. See features and highlights ... MORE
August 8, 2018 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: The District is seeking proposals from qualified contractors to replace pipeline and related infrastructure at the northerly bridge on Glen Oaks Drive which was damaged during the January 9th, 2018 debris flow. All proposals are due by 5pm on Friday August 24, 2018. more...
August 2, 2018 Latest Enews: New Bill Format and Payment Options! ... MORE
June 29, 2018 June Board Meeting Key Topics ... MORE
June 21, 2018 Latest Enews: Summer Activites at the District ... MORE
June 1, 2018 2017 Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Report is now available online ... MORE
May 24, 2018 MAY DIRECTORS MEETING AT MONTECITO WATER DISTRICT ... MORE
May 21, 2018 Montecito Groundwater Basin Sustainable Management Update (SGMA) Montecito Groundwater Basin Ranked "Medium-Priority" in DWR's 2018 Draft Prioritization ... MORE
May 18, 2018 Latest Enews: Come What May ... MORE
April 27, 2018 Latest Enews: Spring Forward ... MORE
April 27, 2018 THE TIMES ARE CHANGING FOR MONTECITO WATER DISTRICT. Board, Operations, and Finance Committee meetings will occur one week later in the month beginning in May. Read about this and other actions made in the April Board Meeting ... MORE
April 26, 2018 Montecito Water District Expresses Thanks at Earth Day ... MORE
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