New Meters & CWSA’s
At its regular meeting of May 28, 2019, the Board of Directors of the Montecito Water District (District) adopted Ordinance 96 repealing its long-standing prohibition on issuance of new water meters, which had been in place since early 2014 in response to a declared water shortage emergency. Montecito Water District is now ready to assist with your application for a new water meter. The District’s application process must be completed prior to the issuance of a new water meter for any property.
Please use the links below to find information on the meter application process:
- To begin, all applicants are encouraged to read the Application Process for Water Service guidance document available here
- A Certificate of Water Service Availability or CWSA letter is required for every subdivision of land, and every change in the use of land, within the District that requires a permit or approval of any kind from the County of Santa Barbara. A CWSA Application can be downloaded here
- A Meter Application is required prior to the physical installation of a water meter on the property. The application can be downloaded here
- Fees associated with a new meter include Capital Cost and Connection fees and must be paid prior to installation of the water meter by District personnel. The Schedule of Fees can be downloaded here
- All properties served by new meters must be in compliance with Ordinance 89 Water Use Limitations available here
- Projects are encouraged to utilize the District’s list of Water Use Efficiencies and Best Practices available here. As part of the CWSA application, the Owner must acknowledge receipt of the Water Use Efficiencies and Best Practices.
- In accordance with Ordinance 96, modifications of an existing meter service, such as an increase in meter size or issuance of additional meters on a property, are prohibited except under certain circumstances as authorized by the General Manager.