Public Hearings, Board Actions, and District Initiatives

(Montecito, California, August 16, 2018)

Public Hearings were conducted and the Board of Directors took action on two important items in July:

Continuation of the Water Availability Charge (WAC)
Collected annually since 1996, the Water Availability Charge is assessed on the county tax roll and funds are used exclusively for water system improvement projects such as upgrades to improve ... read more

District Closing Early

Friday, August 17 The District Office will close at noon (12:00pm) We will reopen Monday, August 18 as normal (7:30am)

Thank you for your patience as we make improvements!

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Montecito Water District Introduces New Bill Format

Montecito Water District is pleased to provide you with this new bill format.

The new bill format is one piece of an integrated effort to improve processes and provide added efficiency, benefits, and value for our customers. Please take a moment to review the important changes noted below.

Beginning in early August, 2018: 1) All invoices will feature a new format that provides more ... read more

Request for Proposals: Water Main Repairs at 1705 Glen Oaks Drive

August 8, 2018

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

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

Questions ... read more

Montecito Water District's June Board Meeting: Key Topics

(Montecito, California, June 29, 2018)


Engineering Manager Adam Kanold provided a Semi-Annual Groundwater Monitoring Program Report. The District’s regular fall 2017 and spring 2018 groundwater well surveys successfully recorded groundwater elevations for 62 wells (19 District-owned, 43 private) in the Montecito Groundwater Basin. ... read more

May Directors Meeting at Montecito Water District

(Montecito, California, May 24, 2018)

Groundwater News

Groundwater management was at the top of the agenda this month, and Directors discussed the Basin Boundary Modification application due to be submitted to the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) by June 30, 2018. The modification will align the State’s documented boundaries for the Montecito ... read more

The Times are Changing for Montecito Water District

(Montecito, California, April 27, 2018)

Beginning May 22nd, regular Board Meetings will be held on the fourth rather than the third Tuesday of the month. The change was made to better correlate with monthly accounting procedures, and will facilitate a more timely review of financials. The location and start time will remain the same: 2pm at the District Office. Operations and Finance Committee ... read more

Montecito Water District Expresses Thanks

Earth Day presented yet another opportunity to thank the greater community that supported Montecito Water District’s rapid repairs to the water delivery system following the January 9th debris flows.

Montecito Water District's mission is to provide an adequate and reliable supply of high quality water to the residents of Montecito and Summerland, at the most reasonable cost. In ... read more

Montecito Water District and the City of Santa Barbara Spring Forward with Water Supply Negotiations

(Montecito, California, April 12, 2018)

In late March the Board of Directors directed District Staff to proceed on Phase 2 negotiations with the City of Santa Barbara for a Long-Term Water Supply Agreement. One year ago, the Board voted to suspend active pursuit of an agreement with the City and to explore other water supply options. The Board’s recent action resumes ongoing negotiations ... read more

Give Irrigation Systems the Rainy Season Off

We encourage all customers to turn irrigation systems off during the rainy season and particularly during evacuations prompted by rainfall.

After a 1/4 inch of rain, no irrigation is needed for 10 sunny days, and longer if the weather is cool or overcast.

Power outages may damage irrigation system controls and timers, causing erratic settings and / or leaks.

Conservation Counts! ... read more

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