Drought Relief Indicated, Yet Water Supply Shortage Remains in Effect

(Santa Barbara, California, February 23, 2019)

The latest US drought monitor map shows the majority of the state, including Santa Barbara County, as no longer in drought conditions. While the drought may be over according to the US Drought Monitor, Montecito Water District remains in a water shortage condition. Below is a quick status update on each of our water supplies:

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Request for Proposals: Water Main Repairs at Parra Grande Creek Bridge Project.


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: The District is seeking proposals from qualified contractors to replace pipeline and related infrastructure in the District’s service area which was damaged during the January 9th, 2018 debris flow.

This Request For Proposals (RFP) outlines the requirements and submittal instructions.

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Presentation to Montecito Association

(Montecito, California, February 12, 2019)

Nick Turner, General Manager, presented a District Update on February 12, 2019 at the Montecito Association's Public Board Meeting held at the Montecito Library.

Presentation slides are available to view here.

For additional information please contact MWD by phone at 805.969.2271 or email info@montecitowater.com.

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Request for Proposals: Project: Hydrogeologic Investigation for the Montecito Groundwater Basin

Request for Proposals February 8, 2019 Project: Hydrogeologic Investigation for the Montecito Groundwater Basin Montecito Water District is soliciting proposals from qualified consultants to provide professional consulting services to conduct a hydrogeological investigation of the Montecito Groundwater Basin to evaluate the basin’s ability to accept, store and extract water under varying hydrologic ... read more

Jameson Lake Over the Top


(Montecito, California, February 3, 2019)

While rainfall was relatively light over Montecito and Summerland during the night, Jameson Lake received an additional 1.63" over its watershed, causing Juncal Dam to spill this morning at approximately 4:30 A.M. (February 3, 2019). Spilling for the first time since 2011, the lake is now at 100% capacity, approximately ... read more

Desalination and Recycled Water Projects Update: Water Supply Reliability remains a High Priority for Montecito Water District


(Montecito, California, January 30, 2019)

Montecito Water District’s (MWD) mission is at its essence to provide its community with a reliable supply of high quality water at a reasonable cost. Desalination and Recycled Water projects have jumped to the MWD’s front burner as a variety of factors--most notably an historic 8-year drought and widespread evidence ... read more

Jameson Lake Rising: Montecito Water District Reports on Rainfall


(Montecito, California, January 17, 2019)

While residents have had to brave evacuations and rainy weather on the heels of the anniversary of last year's January 9, 2018 Thomas Fire Debris Flow incident, this week's storms carried needed rain for the community of Montecito. Thursday's storm brought precipitation over the Santa Ynez River upper watershed and seemingly ... read more

Montecito Water District (MWD) has been invited to join the Santa Barbara County Hazard Mitigation Plan, with an annex outlining MWD’s priorities and hazard mitigation strategies.

December 14, 2018

The Draft annex is available for public review here on the District's website: www.montecitowater.com. It is also available at the Montecito Water District Office, 583 San Ysidro Road, Montecito, California 93108 during normal business hours, 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. Comments and / or questions can be directed to Adam Kanold by December 28, 2018 at 5:00 P.M. Adam ... read more

Montecito Water District & City of Santa Barbara Present Progress on Desalination Negotiations


Floyd Wicks, President of the Board of Directors, Montecito Water District. (Montecito, California, December 11, 2018)

Last week Montecito Water District’s (MWD) Strategic Planning Committee met to review the current status of a potential long-term Water Supply Agreement with the City of Santa Barbara (City). Phase 2 negotiations resumed in late March 2018, ... read more

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: Project Engineering Design for Alder Creek Flume Repairs

December 3, 2018, updated December 6, 2018

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: The District is now seeking proposals from qualified engineers for the project Engineering Design for Alder Creek Flume Repairs. The Alder Creek flume infrastructure was damaged during the 2017 Thomas Fire and January 9th, 2018 debris flow at Jameson Lake property owned by the District. All proposals are due by 12:00 Noon on ... read more

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