Montecito Water District’s new
General Manager brings a wealth of experience in water
management—as well as experience as a longtime resident of
Robert L. Roebuck was appointed
by the District Board to the post in November following a 20-year
career with the City of Santa Barbara where he was in charge of
water, wastewater and recycled water services. He has a degree in
engineering and 30 years of
experience in management, design, construction, operations and
maintenance of a wide variety of public works projects.
Facility Upgrades and Firm Up Supplies
Roebuck said that his most
pressing priorities for the District are:
• Continue the replacement of
old and undersized pipelines.
Complete the multi-million dollar project to cover the open-air 21-million-gallon Ortega
• Meet customer demand for
high-quality water service.
City Career Had
Positive Impact On Montecito Water
As Water Resources Manager for
the City of Santa Barbara, Bob completed several key projects that
enhanced the City’s operations. Among them is the rehabilitation
of the Cater Water Treatment Plant that serves not only the City
of Santa Barbara but also Montecito and Carpinteria.
The Roebucks have lived in
Montecito for the past 21 years. His wife of 25 years, Athena,
teaches physical education at the Montecito Union School and their
three children all attend local schools.
In his leisure time, Bob leads
an active life, playing beach volleyball, jogging on the beach and
snow skiing. He also has coached baseball and basketball at the
Montecito YMCA for many years.