Water Districts $14 million program of improvements to its water facilities is on
schedule. A total of 25 projects are planned to be completed by the end of this next
The upgrade program continues to improve and replace old pipelines and other facilities
that are as much as 70 years old.
The District is coordinating closely with county transportation officials to make
pipeline repairs before roads are repaved. This will save money by preventing construction
damage to new paving.
More information about the pipeline projects are
available on the Districts website: www.montecitowater.com
|Vital Water Information for Customers of Montecito Water
District - June 1999
Program Enters Fourth Year
| With a reliable water supply and modern
water quality programs now in place, Montecito Water District is continuing to focus on
upgrading the communitys water system, to assure that it will provide reliable water
service far into the future.
The primary focus of the system
upgrade is replacement of old pipelines. The District is investing in ductile iron pipes,
the most reliable pipeline material available. Ductile iron typically lasts 100 years or
Where appropriate, pipelines are also being upsized to larger diameters
that improve pressure and water flow. The upgrades will thereby meet customer needs for
The upgrade project provides many benefits to
customers. For instance, the water system can surviveearthquakes and other disasters more reliably. Many
customers will also experience improved water pressure.
|In addition, some old pipelines that
dead-end will be looped, so that water will flow continuously.
Looping pipelines improves water quality.
Improved Fire Flows
New fire hydrants are also being installed as the
pipeline work progresses. These high-capacity pipelines will meet new fire department
requirements for greater fire flow. Montecito Fire Protection District is helping finance
this portion of the program.
Montecito Water District is also installing new
pump stations to increase water pressure and reliability, as well as making other
improvements for better water quality and greater earthquake resistance.