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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]