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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 […]

Montecito Water District Corrects Facts on January 9 Debris Flow Incidents

(March 7, 2018 – Montecito, California) Since the debris flow that occurred on January 9th, widespread reporting of inaccurate information has occurred. In advance of last week’s rain, Montecito Water District (MWD) responded to numerous customer inquiries about the functionality and condition of District infrastructure. The District provides this press release in an effort to […]

January / February Billing Update

For all customers: Fixed meter charges were waived for the month of January. The Board of Directors approved this credit for water service interruptions caused by the January 9th debris flow. January: The processing of customer bills for January was postponed until the end of February. January meter reads were all completed and invoices were […]