Latest News From Montecito Water District


April Board Meeting Summary / New Times for May!

Board and Committees have changed meeting times!
Beginning in May, the regular meeting schedule will be as follows:

Board of Directors: Monthly on the 4th Tuesday at 2:00 p.m.
Operations Committee: Monthly on Monday at 9:30 a.m.; one week prior to Board meeting
Finance Committee: Monthly on the 3rd Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.
Strategic Planning Committee: Monthly on the 1st Monday at 9:30 a.m.


Meetings are typically held at the District Office, 583 San Ysidro Road, Santa Barbara 93108
Changes to dates or locations will be noted on the District Calendar


Agendas for all meetings are posted on the District Web Site

Click here for the April Board meeting summary



March Board Meeting Update

In late March the Board of Directors directed District Staff to proceed on Phase 2 negotiations with the City of Santa Barbara for a Long-Term Water Supply Agreement.

Read the Board meeting summary

Earth Day - With Gratitude!

Montecito Water District shared conservation tips and expressed thanks to its many supporters at Earth Day on April 21st. We enjoyed the opportunity to chat with customers and community members who visited the booth this year. Once again, Community Environmental Council (CEC) arranged a well-attended and informative public event.


View the Special Thanks Poster!

Rainfall and Reservoir Reports


Quick Links:

Drought persists in our semi-arid region
 View California drought map

Reservoir status, Lake Cachuma 40% and Jameson Lake 64%
 Check current levels

Long-term forecast calls for below average rainfall
 See charts

Deep Dive:  Quarterly Water Supply Update : April 17th

Water Conservation is a California Way of Life!



Sycamore Canyon Water Main Replacement Update

The Sycamore Canyon project was originally scheduled to be completed in December, 2017. Understandably, the timeline was delayed. The District is pleased to report that the project is again underway and that the final phase, road finishing, has been scheduled. Thank you for your patience with traffic impacts in the vicinity of the project on Sycamore Canyon Road between Eucalyptus Hill Road and East Valley Road. This project successfully updates approximately one mile of nearly 100-year-old cast iron pipe (dating back to 1923).

Click here for more information about Capital Projects and the Sycamore Canyon Water Main Replacement.



Montecito Water District's mission 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. For additional information visit, like Montecito Water District on Facebook, and follow on twitter @MontecitoWater.


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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