(Montecito, California, January 10, 2018)

Potable water distribution sites are operating in these two locations from 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm on Wednesday, January 10, as confirmed by Santa Barbara County Public Works:

Shopping center at South West corner of East Valley Road and San Ysidro Road (Upper Village). Montecito Fire Station at Cold Spring and Sycamore Canyon Rd. (192). ​This ... read more

BOIL WATER NOTICE - 1/9/2018 11:50 AM

Este informe contiene información muy importante sobre su agua potable.
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BOIL YOUR WATER DO NOT DRINK THE WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST. Bring all water to a boil, let it boil for one (1) minute, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking and food preparation until ... read more

December 21, 2017 Thomas Fire Update


(Santa Barbara, California, December 21, 2017) Montecito Water District, which serves the communities of Montecito and Summerland, extends its deepest sympathies to all those who have been displaced and / or experienced loss during this very challenging time. District staff have been on the job throughout the Thomas ... read more

Director Decisions for December

(Montecito, California, December 5, 2017) The District announced this week that its application to the California State Water Resources Control Board for a Water Recycling Planning Grant was accepted November 28th, 2017. Applied for in June of this year, the grant will cover up to $75,000 (50%) of eligible costs for a Recycled Water Facilities Plan / Feasibility Study. The Board voted to accept ... read 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

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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.

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Montecito Water District & Directors Do Double Duty as Year Draws to a Close

(Montecito, California, November 28, 2017) In November the Montecito Water District's Board of Directors convened twice: 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.

On November 15th the Board approved and executed the agreement for participation in the ... read more

Montecito Water District’s October Board Meeting Update

(Montecito, California, October 30, 2017) Montecito Water District's Board of Directors met last Tuesday to review facts and figures and continue planning for an ongoing local reliable water supply. Factors weighing on Director considerations included extreme temperatures outside, continued local drought, pending chance of rainfall unknown, and the large San Luis Reservoir up north predicted to ... read more

October Board Meeting Relocated

MEETING RELOCATED: October Board Meeting will be held:
Tuesday, October 24th at 1pm
in El Montecito Presbyterian Church’s Library
1455 East Valley Road, Montecito, California, 93108 Many meeting times have been rescheduled in the months of October, November and December due to schedule conflicts and upcoming holidays.

For the most current information, please check the ... read more

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

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