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2022 Countywide Garden Recognition Contest - WE HAVE A WINNER!

2022 Waterwise garden recognition contest winner photo

2022 Waterwise Garden Recognition Contest Winner

>Click here to read more about this year's countywide winner - a Montecito Resident!

The WaterWise Garden Recognition Contest promotes attractive and water efficient gardens throughout Santa Barbara County. Residents of single-family homes served by Montecito Water District may apply for the contest to compete for an agency award and the countywide grand prize. Winners will have their landscapes featured online, receive a yard award, and more! Look for news about the 2023 contest next March - entries are typically open through the month of April.

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2021 District First Place Winner, Waterwise Garden Recognition Contest

2021 District First Place Winner, Waterwise Garden Recognition Contest

2020 Waterwise Garden Recognition Contest

2020 District First Place Winner, Waterwise Garden Recognition Contest

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District Partners With 18 Local Water Suppliers and County

Montecito Water District is an active member of Santa Barbara County’s Regional Water Efficiency Program (RWEP). Established by Santa Barbara County Water Agency in December 1990, this partnership among local water purveyors and the County promotes the efficient use of urban and agricultural water supplies countywide.

Through the RWEP, the County Water Agency coordinates cooperative water conservation efforts among purveyors, co-funds projects and programs, acts as a clearinghouse for information on water efficiency, manages specific projects and programs, and monitors local, state and national legislation related to efficient water use.


Please check again for future opportunities; the District is currently working on a new Water Efficiency Plan and anticipates having rebates available soon - likely before the end of 2022.