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Quarterly Update and Recent Actions

(Santa Barbara, CA, August 1, 2019) There’s a lot going on at Montecito Water District! Here are some updates on a number topics that are important to our community: WATER SUPPLY OUTLOOK A Stage 1 Water Shortage Emergency Condition remains in effect and it is expected to take several consecutive years of above-average rainfall for […]

Recycled Water for Montecito: A Joint Effort

A Recycled Water Feasibility Study completed at the end of 2018 identified potentially viable water reuse projects involving Montecito Water District (MWD) and Montecito Sanitary District (MSD). The Districts are currently collaborating to determine the best approach for the community. MWD & MSD have held four joint committee meetings regarding the implementation of water reuse […]

Water Quality Meets or Exceeds Standards

(Santa Barbara, CA, June 7, 2019) Montecito Water District’s 2018 Annual Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) is now available online at www.montecitowater.com/doc/ccr2018 This report describes the District’s water sources, provides information on water quality and how it is measured, and presents the District’s 2018 test results which show that drinking water met, or was better […]

Montecito Water District Updates Water Use Restrictions, Ends Meter Moratorium

(Santa Barbara, California. May 30, 2019) Montecito Water District Updates Water Use Restrictions, Ends Meter Moratorium Montecito Water District’s Board of Directors have adopted Ordinance 96, eliminating the prohibition on issuance of new water meters and bringing water use restrictions up-to-date and consistent with the declared Stage 1 water shortage emergency and current water supply […]

First Meeting of the Montecito Groundwater Basin GSA (Groundwater Sustainability Agency): Calling all Well Owners and Interested Parties for Future Participation

(Santa Barbara, California, April 30, 2019) The Montecito Groundwater Basin GSA met Monday, April 29 for the first time. The GSA’s function will be to prepare and implement a Groundwater Sustainability Plan for the Montecito Groundwater Basin pursuant to the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). For many groundwater basins throughout California, including the Montecito Groundwater […]

Quarterly Update: Water Supply Outlook is Improved for the Near Term; Water Shortage Emergency Condition reduced from Stage 2 to Stage 1; Board Focus is on New Budget, New Rates, New Meters, and Strengthening Supplies for the Long Term

(Montecito, California. April 25, 2019) It’s been a busy first quarter for MWD with a banner rainy season that—at least for this year—has interrupted the seven-year long historic drought. Here’s a current snapshot of the improved water supply status for the District: In late March, the County Board of Supervisors replaced a Drought Emergency Declaration […]

Drought Relief Indicated, Yet Water Supply Shortage Remains in Effect

(Santa Barbara, California, February 23, 2019) The latest US drought monitor map shows the majority of the state, including Santa Barbara County, as no longer in drought conditions. While the drought may be over according to the US Drought Monitor, Montecito Water District remains in a water shortage condition. Below is a quick status update […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]