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Presentation to Montecito Association

(Montecito, California, February 12, 2019) Nick Turner, General Manager, presented a District Update on February 12, 2019 at the Montecito Association’s Public Board Meeting held at the Montecito Library. Presentation slides are available to view here. For additional information please contact MWD by phone at 805.969.2271 or email info@montecitowater.com. For regular updates please Sign up for Enews, […]

Request for Proposals: Project: Hydrogeologic Investigation for the Montecito Groundwater Basin

Montecito Water District is soliciting proposals from qualified consultants to provide professional consulting services to conduct a hydrogeological investigation of the Montecito Groundwater Basin to evaluate the basin’s ability to accept, store and extract water under varying hydrologic conditions and meet recycled water regulations for groundwater augmentation. The purpose of the investigation is to determine […]

Jameson Lake Over the Top

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Montecito, California, February 3, 2019) While rainfall was relatively light over Montecito and Summerland during the night, Jameson Lake received an additional 1.63″ over its watershed, causing Juncal Dam to spill this morning at approximately 4:30 A.M. (February 3, 2019). Spilling for the first time since 2011, the lake is now at […]

Update on the 2/2/19 Storm: Good News

Field inspections were conducted today, no major damage was identified, and there are no impacts to water service reported.
Jameson Lake continues to gain elevation and is now less than 2′ from spill.
MWD Staff will continue to monitor all systems in preparation for more rain in the coming hours/days and will keep customers informed if there is any change in status. (You can follow us on Facebook, and on twitter @MontecitoWater)

Desalination and Recycled Water Projects Update: Water Supply Reliability Remains a High Priority for Montecito Water District

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Montecito, California, January 30, 2019) Montecito Water District’s (MWD) mission is at its essence to provide its community with a reliable supply of high quality water at a reasonable cost. Desalination and Recycled Water projects have jumped to the MWD’s front burner as a variety of factors–most notably an historic 8-year drought […]

Jameson Lake Rising: Montecito Water District Reports on Rainfall

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Montecito, California, January 17, 2019) While residents have had to brave evacuations and rainy weather on the heels of the anniversary of last year’s January 9, 2018 Thomas Fire Debris Flow incident, this week’s storms carried needed rain for the community of Montecito. Thursday’s storm brought precipitation over the Santa Ynez River […]

Montecito Water District (MWD) has been invited to join the Santa Barbara County Hazard Mitigation Plan, with an annex outlining MWD’s priorities and hazard mitigation strategies.

December 14, 2018 The Draft annex is available for public review here on the District’s website: www.montecitowater.com. It is also available at the Montecito Water District Office, 583 San Ysidro Road, Montecito, California 93108 during normal business hours, 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. Comments and / or questions can be directed to Adam Kanold by […]

New Directors & Desalination Update

New Directors Ken Coates, Cori Hayman, and Brian Goebel were sworn in on December 7 and join Floyd Wicks, President and Tobe Plough, Vice President on the five member Board that governs the District. Directors are elected by the public to serve four-year terms. Board Meetings are open to the public and are typically held on the fourth Tuesday of the month, now at a new time: 9:30 a.m. Please Note: Meeting Dates & Times are subject to change; check the online District Calendar for the most up-to-date schedule.

Montecito Water District & City of Santa Barbara Present Progress on Desalination Negotiations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Floyd Wicks, President of the Board of Directors, Montecito Water District. (Montecito, California, December 11, 2018) Last week Montecito Water District’s (MWD) Strategic Planning Committee met to review the current status of a potential long-term Water Supply Agreement with the City of Santa Barbara (City). Phase 2 negotiations resumed in late March […]

Gratitude for Service of retiring Directors

Each has given a dozen years of service, leading MWD through historic drought and challenging times. On behalf of all of us at the District, we extend our deepest appreciation for their commitment to the agency and the community. Newly elected Board members will be sworn in on December 7, 2018 at 9:30 AM and begin their appointed positions thereafter.