Lead and Copper Testing Program Update

Montecito Water District participates in a lead and copper testing program in accordance with the State of California’s Lead and Copper Rule.  The purpose of the program is to monitor for lead and copper at customer taps since household plumbing is the most common source of lead and copper in drinking water.  Through its involvement in the program, the District has become aware of an elevated copper reading at one property out of thirty seven participating properties in Montecito.  The District is currently working with the property owner to determine the cause and performing additional testing to confirm that this issue is an isolated occurrence and does not exist at other locations.  Tests performed to date demonstrate that water provided by the District to its customers meets all primary and secondary drinking water standards.