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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 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: 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 […]

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 […]