Montecito Water District helps customers avoid water waste with the “Find and Fix a Leak” Initiative

Find and Fix a Leak Initiative
Recognizing that leaks can be a major water-waster, the District recently checked every customer's meter for the faucet icon that indicates a potential leak on the property. More than 800 faucet icons were identified and the District has mailed notices to these customers so that they are aware of their potential water waste. The District is asking all customers to do everything they can to monitor for leaks, and to make any needed repairs right away.

Are Montecito Water District Meters Smart?
Customers frequently ask about the status of the “smart meter” program. The District has installed new meters, but the "smart" part that will provide real-time data has been delayed due to the global shortage of semiconductor chips. When fully functional the new meters will provide benefits such as: leak alerts when out-of-the ordinary use is detected, and customer access to their usage data.
In the meantime, the District continues to read meters manually and encourages customers to do the same. Weekly meter checks area a great way for customers to track usage and can help with early leak detection. More info:

Avoiding Water Waste
Montecito Water District has done extensive water supply planning to ensure that water supply will be adequate. As the drought stretches on, the need for efficient water use grows. The District is very focused on increasing water conservation efforts and helping customers achieve the goal of reducing use by 20%. Customers can schedule a free visit with their Water Conservation Coordinator that is on-site, in English or Spanish, and tailored to the needs of each property. Additional resources and information on current water regulations can be found at


Montecito Water District worker installing a Smart Meter.

More than 800 customers received notice about potential leaks that were detected by Montecito Water District during a recent initiative to help reduce water waste.

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.