On Tuesday, MWD’s Board of Directors eliminated the prohibition on issuance of new water meters and brought water use restrictions up-to-date and consistent with the declared Stage 1 water shortage emergency and current water supply conditions.
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As anticipated for late April, MWD will present the Quarterly Water Supply Update with current information on Jameson Lake water quality
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)
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.
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.
Following adoption of Resolution 2169 at MWD’s Board Meeting / Public Hearing on July 24, 2018, the District’s GSA formation notice was posted with DWR. Pursuant to DWR’s required 90-day review period, the Montecito Water District Groundwater Sustainability Agency was confirmed as the exclusive GSA for the Montecito Groundwater Basin on November 26, 2018. As the District begins to move forward with the development of a Groundwater Sustainability Plan, in accordance with SGMA, more information will be made available.
Montecito Water District is pleased to announce that we are improving processes with new technology to provide added benefit and value for our customers. Please take a moment to review the seven important points below.
Annual Test Results Confirm that Water Quality Meets or Exceeds Standards. Along with other business, the Board will review / approve the Budget for fiscal year 2018-19 during the regular monthly meeting scheduled to take place at the District office on June 26th at 2:00pm.
On Friday, May 18, the DWR Sustainable Groundwater Management Program released a draft prioritization of groundwater basins as required by the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). Under the 2018 SGMA Basin Prioritization, 14 basins previously ranked as low- or very-low are now ranked as high- or medium-priority. Included are Montecito Groundwater Basin, now ranked medium-priority, and Carpinteria Groundwater Basin, now ranked high-priority.
New Meeting Dates to Start in May. The regular monthly Board of Directors meeting has been changed to the 4th Tuesday of the month. Regular Board Meeting May 22nd at 2pm District Office, 583 San Ysidro Road, 93108