Latest News from Montecito Water District


Would you take a moment to turn those sprinklers off? 

Rainfall data past 24 hours, highlighting Montecito Water District and Jameson Lake

Locally more than a quarter inch of rain fell overnight, which means you can stop irrigation for 10 days on most landscaping and even longer on native plants and established trees.





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Smart planning and follow-through is needed to ensure Montecito Water District continues its 100 year tradition of providing reliable water service to the community.


  • The recent historic drought, attributed to 2012-2018 yet which may in fact be continuing now, highlighted the need for a renewed commitment to planning.
  • In 2017, the District filed its required 2015 Urban Water Management Plan (updated in 2020). 
  • In 2020, the District updated its evaluation of Future Water Demand and Water Supply Options (Bachman, 2020)
  • These projects highlighted the need for this 5-Year Strategic Plan to provide a formal structure for documenting challenges, opportunities, and intended actions. 


The Plan can be found online at:

Customers are invited to pick up a printed copy at the office at 583 San Ysidro Road during regular business hours (8-12 and 1-5, Monday through Friday). Shared public copies are also available at the Montecito Library. 




WATERWISE Garden Contest 2022 - It's NOT too late! 

Online Entry is Quick, Easy, and Open until

April 30th, 2022 


Residents of single-family homes served by Montecito Water District are encouraged to enter the contest to compete for an agency award and the countywide grand prize. Winners will have their landscapes featured online, receive a yard award, and more!



> Click here for complete details and application




​Water Main Replacement:
1300 Block East Valley Road

The Montecito Water District will be replacing an 100-year old stretch of pipeline on East Valley Road near Mount Carmel Church during the coming three to four weeks. This priority project will replace approximately 500 feet of water main that dates back to the 1920's.

Start Date: Thursday, April 28
Location: 1300 block of East Valley Rd.(192) Cross street, Hot Springs Rd. near Mount Carmel Church.
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8am to 4pm, Friday 8am-1pm

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.

Many thanks to the community for their patience and support as we complete this important project. Upgrading aging infrastructure improves water delivery reliability by reducing water loss experienced during main breaks.



Water Use Was OVER BUDGET in February and March.
Please: Seize EVERY OPPORTUNITY to keep water use on track!



Conservation Coordinator Visits are Free!


Please call 805.969.2271 to schedule your free visit wih the District's Conservation Coordinator and learn how you can reduce water use on your property. 


Watch the VIDEO to Learn More!



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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