Latest News from Montecito Water District

MWD Proceeds with Plans


This time last year, we were “loving the rain,” but as a dry January stretches into a dry February, Montecito Water District customers are eager for status updates on the Water Supply Agreement with the City of Santa Barbara and the new Rate Study.


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Jameson Lake, shown here after last storm in December is currently at 80.4% capacity.

Photo Credit: Alan Prichard, Dam Caretaker

The Garden Contest is ON!


The Waterwise Garden Recognition Contest is designed to promote attractive and water efficient gardens. Residents of single-family homes served by Montecito Water District are eligible to compete for an agency award and the countywide grand prize!

View contest rules and apply online at:

All applications are due by April 1st. 


Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA)


 A Public Meeting will be held Monday, February 24, 5:00pm

 at Montecito Union School, 385 San Ysidro Road, 93108




The Montecito Groundwater Basin Groundwater Sustainability Agency’s

mission is to ensure a reliable and sustainable groundwater supply

for the community through effective basin management

pursuant to the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act.




For further information on any of the topics above please call 805.969.2271, contact

or visit the web site




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 reasonable cost. In carrying out this mission, the District places particular emphasis on providing outstanding customer service, conducting its operations in an environmentally sensitive manner, and working cooperatively with other agencies. For additional information visit, like Montecito Water District on Facebook, and follow on twitter @MontecitoWater.

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583 San Ysidro Road, Montecito, CA 93108-2124 • 805.969.2271 • email:
BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Floyd Wicks, President | Tobe Plough, Vice President
Ken Coates, Director | Cori Hayman, Director | Brian Goebel, Director
General Manager and Board Secretary: Nick Turner