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Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration and Notice of Public Meeting Highline Water Pipeline Repair Project

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Montecito Water District (MWD), as lead agency, has completed an Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) and invites public comments on the adequacy and completeness of the environmental analysis described in the IS/MND. The Draft IS/MND will be available for public review and comment for a 21-day public review period from […]

Montecito Water District (MWD) General Manager Nick Turner provides an update as the District enters a new water year: October 1, 2018 – September 30, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The 2017-2018 water year presented nearly every challenge a Water District might face: ongoing historic drought conditions, unprecedented climatic events, high-demand for fire protection, infrastructure devastation, disaster response, and community restoration. Amidst all of this, delivering a reliable supply of water at a reasonable cost to our customers continues to be MWD’s […]

Directors Vote to Get Smart

Montecito Water District to begin implementation of Automated Meter Infrastructure (AMI), commonly referred to as “Smart Meters” in 2019. (Montecito, California, October 3, 2018) In August the District’s Board of Directors voted unanimously in support of moving forward with the implementation of a Smart Metering Program, and closed the deal last week by approving a […]

Montecito Water District: Ready for Recycled Water Projects

(Montecito, California, September 21, 2018) Montecito Water District’s Strategic Planning Committee met September 20th to review the eagerly awaited draft Recycled Water Feasibility Study (Study) and discuss feasible projects. Woodard & Curran was hired to conduct the Study, half of which was funded by a grant awarded to the District by the State Water Resources […]

Public Hearings, Board Actions, and District Initiatives

(Montecito, California, August 16, 2018) Public Hearings were conducted and the Board of Directors took action on two important items in July: Continuation of the Water Availability Charge (WAC) Collected annually since 1996, the Water Availability Charge is assessed on the county tax roll and funds are used exclusively for water system improvement projects such […]

Montecito Water District Introduces New Bill Format

Montecito Water District is pleased to provide you with this new bill format. The new bill format is one piece of an integrated effort to improve processes and provide added efficiency, benefits, and value for our customers. Please take a moment to review the important changes noted below. Beginning in early August, 2018: 1) All […]

Montecito Water District’s June Board Meeting: Key Topics

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Montecito, California, June 29, 2018) GROUNDWATER MEASURES Engineering Manager Adam Kanold provided a Semi-Annual Groundwater Monitoring Program Report. The District’s regular fall 2017 and spring 2018 groundwater well surveys successfully recorded groundwater elevations for 62 wells (19 District-owned, 43 private) in the Montecito Groundwater Basin. The data shows a slight rebound in […]

May Directors Meeting at Montecito Water District

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Montecito, California, May 24, 2018) Groundwater News Groundwater management was at the top of the agenda this month, and Directors discussed the Basin Boundary Modification application due to be submitted to the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) by June 30, 2018. The modification will align the State’s documented boundaries for the […]

The Times are Changing for Montecito Water District

(Montecito, California, April 27, 2018) Beginning May 22nd, regular Board Meetings will be held on the fourth rather than the third Tuesday of the month. The change was made to better correlate with monthly accounting procedures, and will facilitate a more timely review of financials. The location and start time will remain the same: 2pm […]

Montecito Water District Expresses Thanks

Earth Day presented yet another opportunity to thank the greater community that supported Montecito Water District’s rapid repairs to the water delivery system following the January 9th debris flows. Montecito Water District’s mission is to provide an adequate and reliable supply of high quality water to the residents of Montecito and Summerland, at the most […]