Latest News from Montecito Water District


With gratitude, Montecito Water District appreciates the recent article in Montecito Neighbors Magazine. Click here to view.

The District Office will be closed Thursday Nov. 28th & Friday Nov. 29th.
Leaks may be reported 24/7, 365 days/year at 805.969.2271.




Osprey touches down at Jameson Lake. Photo credit: Alan Prichard, Dam Caretaker.


Rate Study Update


The Board of Directors took its first look at draft rate scenarios this week. After reviewing the presentation, the Board directed the Finance Committee and staff to work with the consultant to address questions raised during the presentation. Finalizing a draft proposal that the Board agrees is ready for public review is the next step. A sample timeline included in the presentation showed that new rates would not be implemented before May, 2020, after ample time for public comment and review, and it was stated that the process may take longer.

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Recycled Water / Water Reuse Update


MWD continues with its plan to efficiently, effectively, and affordably implement a recycled water project that will serve the best interest of the community. On Tuesday, the Board adopted Resolution 2189 affirming MWD’s vision and its intent to proceed with an NPR project (purple pipe/for irrigation only).

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Click here for the District's Recycled Water web page.

Recycled water is a named “local, reliable supply” in MWD’s Urban Water Management Plan, and if added to the District’s water supply portfolio would extend drinking water supplies, enhance water supply reliability, and reduce reliance on imported water supplies.

The next joint committee meeting with MWD and Montecito Sanitary District is scheduled for:

December 9th, 1:00 pm at Montecito Water District, 583 San Ysidro Rd, 93108.



Note: Meeting dates and times are subject to change. For the most current information please see the District Calendar.



Smart Meters are Coming!


“Smart Meter” installation will begin in early 2020. When fully implemented, the smart meters will provide more accurate flow monitoring and timely reporting of usage. District customers will receive additional communications on the process in the coming months. Read more...


Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA)


The Montecito Groundwater Basin GSA is meeting quarterly. The next meeting is scheduled for January 14, 9:30am, at the Montecito Fire Protection District, 595 San Ysidro Road, Montecito, 93108.






For further information on any of the topics above please call 805.969.2271, contact

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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: Floyd Wicks, President | Tobe Plough, Vice President
Ken Coates, Director | Cori Hayman, Director | Brian Goebel, Director
General Manager and Board Secretary: Nick Turner