NOTICE OF PUBLIC REVIEW PERIOD FOR DRAFT AND INTENT TO ADOPT NEGATIVE DECLARATION for Participation in the Semitropic Water Storage District Water Banking and Exchange Program

PUBLIC REVIEW PERIOD: October 12th to November 10th, 2017

MONTECITO WATER DISTRICT (District) invites public comments on the Draft Initial Study/Negative Declaration (IS/ND) for Participation in the Semitropic Water Storage District Water Banking and Exchange Program.

Project Description: The primary objective of the District’s participation in the Semitropic Water Banking and Exchange ... read more

Fall is the time to plant for spring color!

Like to learn more about water wise plants and landscaping? Links below lead to a variety of resources:



Virtual Garden Tours & Plant Database A top pick, this site presents a wealth of information for conservation-minded gardening.



Plant Sales / Garden Workshops and Informative Events Waterwise’s monthly calendar is an up-to-date resource



Preserving ... read more

September Board Meeting Highlights

(Montecito, California, September 21, 2017) Montecito Water District’s Board of Directors met and acted on several items this week. Business improvements, technological advancements, and cautious optimism about future water supply were the prevailing topics. Here are the highlights:

Capital Projects and Technological Advancements

Engineering Manager Adam Kanold presented a Capital Projects ... read more

Customer Update

This information was mailed with the August bill and also sent in our
recent enews.



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Penalties and Allocations Are Repealed, and a New Water Loss Adjustment Policy May Help Reduce Costs Incurred from Leaks

(Montecito, California, August 23, 2017) Last Wednesday the Montecito Water District’s Board of Directors acted on several items, most notably the repeal of allocations and penalties. The District began making modifications to its drought ordinances in March, with the suspension of Ordinance 94 penalties for water use in excess of monthly customer allocations. Ordinance 94 penalties have remained ... read more

From the General Manager



Summary Report as the District Moves into Fiscal Year 2017/18 Fiscal Year 2017/18 Adopted Budget

The District adopted its fiscal year 2017/18 budget on June 28, 2017. Some of the notable points are as follows:

Above average rainfall in Santa Barbara County and across the State this past winter improved local water supplies. The District’s current water supplies can support a ... read more

Public Hearing on Water Availability Charge (WAC)

Water Facilities Improvement Program Enters Twenty-First Year A key source of funds to pay for ongoing water distribution system upgrades has been an annual assessment of $30 per acre (or per parcel less than an acre) within the District. The assessment is collected along with property taxes as a water availability charge, and is used exclusively to finance water system improvements.

The ... read more

Beginning May 30th, Possible Traffic Delays on Ashley Road in Montecito.

(Montecito, California, May 18, 2017) A water main serving residents on a section of Ashley Road is scheduled to be replaced beginning next week after the Memorial Day holiday. The construction zone will be closed to through traffic, and traffic will be reduced to a single access lane for residents. Montecito Water District, with subcontractor Lash Construction, is conducting the project, and recommends ... read more

Montecito Water District Plans to Increase Local, Reliable, Water Supplies

Monthly Board Meeting took place on Tuesday, May 16

(Montecito, California, May 16, 2017) Montecito Water District’s Board of Directors voted unanimously in favor of Resolution 2149, adopting the Urban Water Management Plan (Plan) 2015 update. Such Plans are mandated by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) for use as a long-range planning tool covering a 20-year period in ... read more

2015 Urban Water Management Plan Update Adopted

The Board of Directors unanimously approved adoption of the Montecito Water District’s Urban Water Management Plan 2015 Update following a Public Hearing at the District’s May 16 regular Board Meeting.

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Errata Sheet for Minor Corrections to UWMP 2015 Update

An Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP) is a planning tool that generally ... read more

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