Cancellation of Boil Water Order
Montecito Water District
Date 02.08.18 (February 8, 2018)
On January 9, 2018 at 2:22 pm you were notified of the need to boil/disinfect all tap water used for drinking and cooking purposes.
Montecito Water District in conjunction with the State Water Resources Control Board has determined that, through abatement of the health hazard and comprehensive testing, the water in the Montecito Water District is now safe to drink. For ALL customers of the Montecito Water District it is no longer necessary to boil your tap water.
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Montecito Water District incurred damage to its infrastructure as a result of heavy rainfall and debris flows that took place on January 9, 2018. Due to the extent of damages at individual service connections and to the system as a whole, customers should note the following:
- For information on actions you should consider after the Boil Water Notice is lifted, please refer to information provided by the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department.
- In the event discolored water makes it to your faucets, you will need to flush your water system by turning on an outdoor faucet or opening the cold water faucet in your bathtub and running the water full force until the water runs clear. If the water looks cloudy or dirty, you should not drink it. Flush your plumbing until the water appears clear and the water quality returns to normal.
- If your property has point-of-use water treatment systems such as reverse osmosis, water softeners, under-the-sink filtration, etc., follow manufacturer’s recommended procedures or contact your plumbing or water treatment professional regarding the care of your treatment system.
Montecito Water District is committed to ensuring that an adequate quantity of clean, wholesome, and potable water is delivered to you. We recommend that you discuss the information in this notice with members of your households to assure that all household visitors and / or occupants are properly informed about water quality indicators and appropriate responses.
For more information call:
- Montecito Water District Contact:
- Chad Hurshman, Water Treatment & Production Superintendent
- State Water Resources Control Board:
- Drinking Water Field Operations Branch – District Office
- Santa Barbara County Environmental Health Services:
- (805) 681-4900
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 www.montecitowater.com, like Montecito Water District on Facebook, and follow on twitter @MontecitoWater.