General Manager

On December 14, 2015 the Montecito Water District Board of Directors named Nicholas Turner, P.E. as General Manager of the District effective February 2, 2016.

Prior to working for the Montecito Water District, Mr. Turner was employed as the General Manager of the Lamont Public Utility District in Kern County. Before that, Mr. Turner was employed as a District Engineer/Project Manager by AECOM, a global leader in engineering design services, specializing in water and wastewater infrastructure projects for public agencies. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo and has been a licensed professional civil engineer for over 10 years.

Mr. Turner succeeded Thomas Mosby, who retired as Montecito Water Districtís General Manager after 25 years of service to the District.

Business Department

The Business Department is responsible for the accounting, data processing, financing, personnel and water conservation functions of the District. The Business Department, supervised by Edward Lyons, Business Manager, consists of Marla, Louise, Susan, Nancy Jean and Lois. With service to the Montecito Water District ranging from 1 to 26 years, this team brings lots of financial experience, knowledge and skills to their jobs.

Water Conservation Specialist

Mike Clark came to the District in February 2005. Mike’s job is to promote water conservation and help customers improve water use efficiency. Mike has a degree in Natural Resources Management and 16 years’ experience as a landscaper in Montecito. He is available by appointment to meet with you at your home or business to review your water use and make recommendations on maintenance, irrigation, and planting for better water use efficiency (and lower water bills). Mike can provide you with free literature on saving water indoors and out.

Engineering Department

Under the direction of the General Manager, the Engineering Department is responsible for technical evaluation, design, project management and inspection of District construction projects and facilities.

The Engineering Department is currently supported by Laura Menahen, our Engineering Assistant.

Water Distribution Department

The Water Distribution Department is responsible for the operation and maintenance of 107 miles of water distribution mains and 4550 service connections. The Water Distribution Department is supervised by Danny Rodriguez, Water Distribution Superintendent. Mr. Rodriguez has been with the District since 1983. He is supported by Steve, Joey, Cesar, Richard, Beto, John, and Jesus.

Water Treatment Department

The Water Treatment Department is responsible for the operation and maintenance of groundwater wells, pump stations, one dam, one lake, ten reservoirs and water treatment facilities of the District. The Water Treatment Department is supervised by Chad Hurshman, Water Treatment & Production Superintendent. Mr. Hurshman has been with the District since 2001. He is supported by Louis, Jim, Joe, and Mark.

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