Latest News from Montecito Water District


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update:
Your Drinking Water is Safe & Reliable



Americans can continue to use and drink water from their tap as usual, as confirmed by the Environmental Protection Agency. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) the COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking-water supplies, and based on current evidence, the risk to water supplies is low.


The provision of safe water, sanitation and hygienic conditions is essential to protecting human health during all infectious disease outbreaks, including the current 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Montecito Water District (MWD) is prepared for the rapidly evolving situation and is actively monitoring guidance from local, national and global health organizations.


For public health and safety, MWD will be adapting some business procedures, including:

  • Our Office is Closed. Please conduct business via phone, email, or web site.
  • Teleconference information is on all meeting agendas for remote public participation. The Board intends to move forward with key initiatives.


> Click here for more info on District preparedness, COVID-19, and your water



The Garden Contest is ON!


The Waterwise Garden Recognition Contest is designed to promote attractive and water efficient gardens. Residents of single-family homes served by Montecito Water District are eligible to compete for an agency award and the countywide grand prize!

View contest rules and apply online by April 1st at:

Note: Gardening is one of several emotional wellness strategies suggested by Santa Barbara County Public Health for coping with the current emergency.

 Find more here 

Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA)


 A Video of the Public Meeting held on Monday, February 24, is now available online:


Click here for the presentation and video link

Click here for the web site:




The Montecito Groundwater Basin Groundwater Sustainability Agency’s

mission is to ensure a reliable and sustainable groundwater supply

for the community through effective basin management

pursuant to the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act.






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

or visit the web site




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