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Montecito Water and Sanitary Districts Team Up

Strategic Planning Committee members from Montecito Water District (MWD) and Montecito Sanitary District (MSD) held their fourth Joint Committee meeting this year, focusing on Recycled Water. The agencies have joined forces in pursuit of innovative ways to improve water supply. General Managers Nick Turner (MWD) and Bradley Rahrer (MSD) presented progress to MWD Directors Ken […]

Montecito Water District Seeks 20% Reduction in Customer Water Use

Prompted by statewide extreme drought conditions and an increase in customer usage that is trending over budget, Montecito Water District has set a goal of reducing overall water use by 20%. The Board of Directors adopted this target at its regular meeting on July 27, 2021 after reviewing the Quarterly Water Supply Update and data […]

Voluntary Conservation Called for as Drought Conditions Place Extra Demand on Water Supply

Yesterday the Governor called for 15% voluntary reduction in water use across California, and included Santa Barbara County in the expanded regional drought state of emergency. Montecito Water District customers reduced water consumption by a remarkable 56% during previous drought conditions.  However, use has ramped up significantly since December, 2020.  Customer demand was again reported […]

Montecito Water District Supports Approval of State Water Project Contract Amendments WITHOUT County’s Conditions

Montecito Water District has provided a letter of request to Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors for consideration at their upcoming hearing on Tuesday of next week: February 2, 2021.  The request is that the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors authorize the Santa Barbara County Flood Control and Water Conservation District to execute State […]

Public Outreach Regarding Copper in Customer Tap Water

Montecito Water District is providing this update to customers regarding water quality and copper testing. These are the top 3 things for customers to know: 1. Water supplied to customer meters meets all standards. 2. Lead and copper testing at taps on sample properties routinely provides results which are reported privately and directly to the […]