Latest News from Montecito Water District



We got Rain - Let irrigation systems REST!

More than 10 inches of rain fell in December - enough to saturate the soil, but we're still in severe drought.

Please stop outdoor watering while we've got this opportunity!

With the additional rain we've had in January, all established hedges, trees, shrubs, and bedding plants should be fine going into February without any added water.


Customers needing assistance with making seasonal adjustments to irrigation timers are encouraged to call the District’s Conservation Specialist at 805.969.2271



East Valley Road
Water Main Replacement

Construction has begun!

The District is 100 years old - and so are some of our pipelines! As part of our Capital Improvements program, Montecito Water District will be upgrading approximately 1 mile of water main that dates back to the 1920's.  

Project Schedule

Start Date:  Monday, January 3rd

Completion: Summer 2022

Scope: East Valley Rd.(192) from Freehaven Dr. to Orchard Ave.

Hours: Monday-Thursday 8am to 4pm, Friday 8am-1pm

Contractor: J Vega Engineering


Please anticipate minor traffic delays.
While work is planned in efficient short stretches to minimize impacts, we do recommend avoiding the area during construction hours when possible.


Thank you for your patience and support as we complete this important project. Upgrading aging infrastructure improves water delivery reliability by reducing water loss experienced during main breaks.  





Every Drop is Precious

To report a water main break
please call us at 805.969.2271 

24 hours/day - 365 days/year



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583 San Ysidro Road, Montecito, CA 93108-2124 • 805.969.2271 • email:
BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Tobe Plough, President | Kenneth Coates, Vice President
Floyd Wicks, Director | Cori Hayman, Director | Brian Goebel, Director
General Manager and Board Secretary: Nick Turner