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 Conservation Best Practices available here. As part of the CWSA application, the Owner must acknowledge receipt of the Conservation 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.