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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 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. We encourage […]

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 […]

October Board Meeting Relocated

MEETING RELOCATED: October Board Meeting will be held: Tuesday, October 24th at 1pm in El Montecito Presbyterian Church’s Library 1455 East Valley Road, Montecito, California, 93108 Many meeting times have been rescheduled in the months of October, November and December due to schedule conflicts and upcoming holidays. For the most current information, please check the […]

NOTICE OF PUBLIC REVIEW PERIOD FOR DRAFT AND INTENT TO ADOPT NEGATIVE DECLARATION for Participation in the Semitropic Water Storage District Water Banking and Exchange Program

PUBLIC REVIEW PERIOD: October 12th to November 10th, 2017 MONTECITO WATER DISTRICT (District) invites public comments on the Draft Initial Study/Negative Declaration (IS/ND) for Participation in the Semitropic Water Storage District Water Banking and Exchange Program. Project Description: The primary objective of the District’s participation in the Semitropic Water Banking and Exchange Program is to […]

Fall is the time to plant for spring color!

Like to learn more about water wise plants and landscaping? Links below lead to a variety of resources: Virtual Garden Tours & Plant Database A top pick, this site presents a wealth of information for conservation-minded gardening. Plant Sales / Garden Workshops and Informative Events Waterwise’s monthly calendar is an up-to-date resource Preserving Trees Information […]

September Board Meeting Highlights

(Montecito, California, September 21, 2017) Montecito Water District’s Board of Directors met and acted on several items this week. Business improvements, technological advancements, and cautious optimism about future water supply were the prevailing topics. Here are the highlights: Capital Projects and Technological Advancements Engineering Manager Adam Kanold presented a Capital Projects update. In early October, […]