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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 […]

Jameson Lake Rising: Montecito Water District Reports on Rainfall

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Montecito, California, January 17, 2019) While residents have had to brave evacuations and rainy weather on the heels of the anniversary of last year’s January 9, 2018 Thomas Fire Debris Flow incident, this week’s storms carried needed rain for the community of Montecito. Thursday’s storm brought precipitation over the Santa Ynez River […]

Montecito Water District (MWD) has been invited to join the Santa Barbara County Hazard Mitigation Plan, with an annex outlining MWD’s priorities and hazard mitigation strategies.

December 14, 2018 The Draft annex is available for public review here on the District’s website: www.montecitowater.com. It is also available at the Montecito Water District Office, 583 San Ysidro Road, Montecito, California 93108 during normal business hours, 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. Comments and / or questions can be directed to Adam Kanold by […]

Montecito Water District & City of Santa Barbara Present Progress on Desalination Negotiations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Floyd Wicks, President of the Board of Directors, Montecito Water District. (Montecito, California, December 11, 2018) Last week Montecito Water District’s (MWD) Strategic Planning Committee met to review the current status of a potential long-term Water Supply Agreement with the City of Santa Barbara (City). Phase 2 negotiations resumed in late March […]