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Montecito Water District’s #1 Priority Is Public Health and Safety

(Montecito, California, January 14, 2018) The District’s first priority is protecting public health and safety. To that end, the Boiled Water Notice is still in effect for all customers in the Montecito Water District. An interactive map of the Montecito Water District Boundary (with noted exceptions described) is available on the County’s web site, along […]


(Santa Barbara, California, January 11, 2018) Bottled water will be distributed at three locations from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. This water is only for Montecito District customers in need of water. Shopping center at South West corner of East Valley Road and San Ysidro Road (Upper Village). Montecito Fire Station at Cold Spring […]

BOIL WATER NOTICE – 1/9/2018 11:50 AM

Este informe contiene información muy importante sobre su agua potable. Tradúzcalo o hable con alguien que lo entienda bien. BOIL YOUR WATER DO NOT DRINK THE WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST. Bring all water to a boil, let it boil for one (1) minute, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water. Boiled […]

December 21, 2017 Thomas Fire Update

THOMAS FIRE INCIDENT: WATER CONSERVATION CRITICAL AS THE COMMUNITY CLEANS UP (Santa Barbara, California, December 21, 2017) Montecito Water District, which serves the communities of Montecito and Summerland, extends its deepest sympathies to all those who have been displaced and / or experienced loss during this very challenging time. District staff have been on the […]

Director Decisions for December

(Montecito, California, December 5, 2017) The District announced this week that its application to the California State Water Resources Control Board for a Water Recycling Planning Grant was accepted November 28th, 2017. Applied for in June of this year, the grant will cover up to $75,000 (50%) of eligible costs for a Recycled Water Facilities […]

December 11, 2017 Thomas Fire Incident Update

News Press Release Montecito Water District reports that there are no water quality concerns at this time. Storage reservoirs are full and monitoring is ongoing. If water quality beomes compromised customers will be informed. IMPORTANT: Now is not the time to hose down ash or irrigate. ALL water resources are needed to fight the fire. […]

Montecito Water District & Directors Do Double Duty as Year Draws to a Close

(Montecito, California, November 28, 2017) In November the Montecito Water District’s Board of Directors convened twice: in addition to the regular monthly meeting, a special public meeting was held to discuss the formation of a Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) for the Montecito Groundwater Basin. On November 15th the Board approved and executed the agreement for […]

Montecito Water District’s October Board Meeting Update

(Montecito, California, October 30, 2017) Montecito Water District’s Board of Directors met last Tuesday to review facts and figures and continue planning for an ongoing local reliable water supply. Factors weighing on Director considerations included extreme temperatures outside, continued local drought, pending chance of rainfall unknown, and the large San Luis Reservoir up north predicted […]