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 using alternate routes to avoid Ashley Road during construction, particularly Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm, from May 30 through July 28th.

The pipe designated for replacement runs from Ayala Lane northeast approximately 1,650 feet northeast on Ashley Road to the Cold Spring Creek bridge. This water main section was constructed in 1923 and has experienced multiple main breaks over the last 5 years. Successful completion of the project will contribute to a more reliable water delivery by reducing the likelihood of service interruption to clients, minimizing water waste, and improving the longevity of the District’s water mains. Questions regarding the project can be directed to Montecito Water District at (805) 969-2271.

As part of delivering a reliable supply of water, the Montecito Water District operates and maintains over 114 miles of water distribution pipes, 4600 service connections, groundwater wells, pump stations, Juncal Dam and Jameson Lake, ten reservoirs and two water treatment facilities. Many District owned pipes, reservoirs, and facilities were built in the 1920’s, when the District was first created. Aging infrastructure is addressed on an ongoing basis, and prioritized through the District’s 5-year Capital Improvement Plan.

Founded in 1921, The Montecito Water District serves a population of approximately 13,100, providing water to more than 4,600 customers. The 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 carrying out this mission, the District places particular emphasis on providing outstanding customer service, conducting its operations in an environmentally sensitive manner, and working cooperatively with other agencies. For additional information visit www.montecitowater.com.

 

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