Sustainable Management of the Montecito Groundwater Basin

Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) status confirmed by DWR


Following adoption of Resolution 2169 at MWD's Board Meeting / Public Hearing on July 24, 2018, the District's GSA formation notice was posted with DWR. Pursuant to DWR’s required 90-day review period, the Montecito Water District Groundwater Sustainability Agency was confirmed as the exclusive GSA for the Montecito Groundwater Basin on November 26, 2018. As the District begins to move forward with the development of a Groundwater Sustainability Plan, in accordance with SGMA, more information will be made available.






Stakeholder Resources

The Groundwater Exchange web site:
was launched this fall by Maven’s Notebook, in partnership with Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and Stanford’s Program on Water in the West (WitW).  The site is intended to provide a central hub of science-based information related to California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). The site is a free, collaborative online platform designed to connect water managers, water users and community members with tools and resources to support successful implementation of SGMA.


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The mission of Montecito Water District is to provide an adequate and reliable supply of high quality water to the residents of Montecito and Summerland, at the most reasonable cost. In carrying out this mission, the District places particular emphasis on providing outstanding customer service, conducting its operations in an environmentally sensitive manner, and working cooperatively with other agencies.


583 San Ysidro Road, Montecito, CA 93108-2124 • 805-969-2271 • email:
BOARD OF DIRECTORS: W. Douglas Morgan, President
| Floyd Wicks, Vice President
Samuel Frye, Director | Tobe Plough, Director | Richard Shaikewitz, Director
General Manager and Board Secretary: Nick Turner