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Montecito Water District is proud to have been awarded the 2019 District Transparency Certificate of Excellence by the Special District Leadership Foundation in recognition of its efforts toward full transparency to its citizens and ratepayers.

Montecito Water District is committed to performing all operations in an accountable and transparent way.

The District is a public agency governed by federal, state, and local regulations and an elected Board of Directors. District functions are routinely evaluated and audited. The “Transparency” section of our website provides quick links to relevant reports and important public documents and policies:

Photo of a bear in Jameson Lake
Bear comes clean at Jameson Lake

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