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Montecito Water District Announces $8 Million Settlement with Southern California Edison for 2017 Thomas Wildfire and 2018 Montecito Debris Flow Claims

(Montecito, California) Today, the Montecito Water District announces a settlement with Southern California Edison (SCE) of approximately $8 million to resolve claims resulting from the 2017 Thomas Fire and the 2018 Montecito Debris Flow. The settlement is part of a larger $360 million settlement for a group of 23 public entities that brought suits against […]

Montecito Water District’s Quarterly Update, October 2019

RATES:  Several members of the public attended this month’s regularly scheduled Board meeting to provide public comment on potential future rate increases. Rates have not increased since 2016 and a new rate study designed to include the costs of current initiatives, such as a potential long-term water supply agreement with the City of Santa Barbara, […]

Montecito Union School Receives Certificate of Recognition from Montecito Water District for Water Conservation, Efficiency and Stewardship

Montecito Union School has received a Certificate of Recognition for valuable contributions towards water efficiency, conservation and stewardship from Montecito Water District. This award recognizes many steps that Montecito Union School has taken to reduce water consumption and model good water stewardship for the community: In recent years Montecito Union School has implemented several highly […]

Transparency Certificate of Excellence Awarded to Montecito Water District

  (September 18, 2019) Santa Barbara, CA — The Montecito Water District received the District Transparency Certificate of Excellence from the Special District Leadership Foundation (SDLF) in recognition of its outstanding efforts to promote transparency and good governance. “This award is a testament to Montecito Water District’s commitment to open government,” said Mr. Turner, General […]

Request for Proposals: District-Wide Water Meter Exchange Program

Reissued October 15, 2019 This Request For Proposals (RFP) outlines the requirements and submittal instructions. All proposals are due by 12:00pm (noon) on Wednesday October 30, 2019. Questions regarding this Request for Proposal (RFP) shall be addressed to: Adam Kanold, PE Engineering Manager Montecito Water District 583 San Ysidro Road Santa Barbara, CA 93108-2124 akanold@montecitowater.com Questions […]

Well Sounding Data — Sounds Good!

(Santa Barbara, CA, September 6, 2019) MWD’s Directors reviewed signs of improvement and more at the August Board meeting; here’s an update: GROUNDWATER: Well sounding data indicates that groundwater levels in the Montecito Basin have recovered slightly after two consecutive wet winters—but remain well below historic basin “full” conditions. Several more consecutive wet years may […]