Boil Water / High Chlorine Notice

Montecito Water District
Date 01.20.18

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Failure to follow this advisory could result in stomach or intestinal illness.

The Boil Water Notice issued on January 9, 2018 is still in effect for most Montecito Water Customers.

Additionally, over the next 7 to 10 days, Montecito Water District will be super-chlorinating the water system to properly disinfect the water in preparation for lifting the Boil Water Notice. Super-chlorination will begin on Sunday, January 21st at 7:00 am and may extend through January 27th. The presence of super-chlorinated water at your tap will be intermittent during this period. Assume all advisories are in effect until you receive further notice from Montecito Water District. When the super-chlorination treatment has ended, a notice will be issued. Please follow this advisory on super-chlorinated water until that time.

Residents in the affected area, especially those with sensitivity to chlorine, are advised to limit prolonged contact with the water until further notice. Boiling the water and letting it stand, uncovered for several hours may allow some of the chlorine to dissipate. Super-chlorinated water can cause skin irritation, skin burns, and throat/ mouth irritation if ingested. For more information, please contact your health provider or local public health department.

We will inform you when tests demonstrate the chlorine levels have reduced to normal drinking water levels.

This notice is in regards to the flood emergency in Montecito that damaged Montecito Water District water mains on January 9, 2018. The duration of this water emergency is anticipated to last through the week of January 28th. Please refer to or for more information, including a map of the area receiving high chlorine concentrations, locations of bottled water distribution centers, and those areas still under a boil water notice.

The Summerland, Toro Canyon, and Sycamore Canyon areas that are no longer under a Boil Water Notice and are exempt from this notice. Their water is safe to drink and used for cooking and other domestic purposes and will not experience higher than normal chlorine concentrations. These areas are as follows:

Summerland Area:

  • East of and including Ortega Ridge Road to the ocean.
  • South of and including Hunt Drive.
  • West of and including Greenwell Road / Asegra Road
  • Freesia Drive, Caspia Lane, Marguerita Way, and the Montecito Ranch Estates.

Upper Toro Canyon Area:

  • All properties located on Toro Canyon Road north of East Valley Road (Hwy 192) except for 685, 693 and 695 Toro Canyon Road.

North Westerly most part of the District (Sycamore Canyon Area) as described below:

  • West of Oak Springs Ln.
  • Sycamore Canyon Rd.: North of and excluding Meadow Wood Ln. and excluding 2535 Sycamore Canyon Rd.

Note: Meadow Wood Lane is a Southern Boundary. Oak Springs Lane is an Eastern Boundary. The area is difficult to depict with words, reference to the Interactive District Boundary Map is important.

The Interactive District Boundary Map shows parcels within the Cancellation of Boil Water Notice area and is available on the following web sites:

Montecito Water District
County of Santa Barbara

For more information, please call:

  • Montecito Water District: Chad Hurshman, Water Treatment & Production Superintendent, (805) 969-2271
  • State Water Resources Control Board – Drinking Water Field Operations Branch- District Office, (805) 566-1326.