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On the Table: Recycled Water for Montecito

Montecito Water District (MWD) and Montecito Sanitary District (MSD) Strategic Planning Committees met jointly last month for updates on two collaborative projects that are being co-funded by both agencies: an Enhanced Recycled Water Feasibility Study and an Evaluation of Special District Consolidation. The April 27th meeting was the first in-person meeting held in over two […]

“Here Now!” Montecito Water District’s 5-Year Strategic Plan and “There When You Need It,” Drinking Water Week, May 1-7, 2022

“There When You Need It,” the theme of this year’s National Drinking Water Week, is apropos for Montecito Water District—currently celebrating its 100th Year of reliable water service. Drinking Water Week 2022, celebrated May 1-7, also times well with the publication of Montecito Water District’s 5-Year Strategic Plan. Developed over the past year with staff, […]

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 […]