Montecito Water District continues its
participation in Santa Barbara County's annual winter program of
seeding clouds to increase rainfall.
Increases in Water Supply
Cloud seeding has been shown to increase rainfall by as much as 20%.
This provides additional significant amounts of water that flow into
groundwater basins, lakes and reservoirs, and helps irrigate crops
is a Bargain
All of MWD's raw water
supplies are a bargain compared to other products and services.
Cloud seeding is an especially cost-effective way to increase water
supplies, costing only about 3 cents per 100 gallons. Your tap water
continues to be dependable, safe and cost-effective.
Vital Water Information for Customers of Montecito Water
Keeping Your Water Supply Safe and Secure
Montecito Water District is
constantly on alert to protect your
water system. While the District always has been vigilant,
even more extensive security and protection measures
are being implemented now
other water utilities throughout the US, Montecito Water
District will be conducting a federally mandated security
vulnerability assessment. This comprehensive assessment and
action plan is expected to be completed by June 2004. In the
meantime, the District continues to provide a high level of
security and testing to ensure the quality of your water,
Adjusting valves at
Montecito Water District's treatment plant.
Dedicated Water Quality Staff
The District's water quality team is highly trained and
Our staff conducts thousands of water quality tests
annually using an independent state-certified
More secure locks, gates and fencing have been installed
Public access to District facilities has been further
restricted to improve security.
Security lighting has been upgraded and expanded.
The SCADA monitoring computer system has been updated to
provide an early alert to changes in the water
Backup pumps and power generators have been increased to
allow the District to operate under emergency