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

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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