Montecito Water District’s #1 Priority Is Public Health and Safety

(Montecito, California, January 14, 2018)

The District’s first priority is protecting public health and safety. To that end, the Boiled Water Notice is still in effect for all customers in the Montecito Water District. An interactive map of the Montecito Water District Boundary (with noted exceptions described) is available on the County’s web site, along with current links to additional information.

Three accessible Emergency Potable Water Distributions Sites are in operation from 8am to 8pm daily:

  • Summerland Post Office – 2245 Lillie Avenue.
  • Montecito Fire Station at Cold Spring and Sycamore Canyon Rd. (192).
  • Shopping center at South West corner of East Valley Road and San Ysidro Road (Upper Village). Note that this third site is inside the Mandatory Evacuation zone and not for public access but for those working in the area.

The District is receiving delivery from the Cachuma Project’s South Coast Conduit. The District’s primary objective at this time is to rapidly make repairs to the Montecito Water District water supply and delivery system. These are the priorities established to achieve that, and repairs have begun while we continue to assess damage.

Priority 1: Transmission Main repairs (Highline), 6 total sites.

Priority 2: Main Break repairs to the Jameson Lake pipe to Doulton Tunnel, 2 total sites.

Priority 3: Main Breaks repairs (Quantity still under assessment)

Priority 4: Service Break repairs and closures (Quantity still under assessment)

Priority 5: Disinfection and Sampling

The District is being thorough in diagnosis and effective in our planning so that the right teams are engaged to assist, and we have onboarded neighboring and distant agency support, construction crews, engineers, and consultants in upwards of 100 people over the past three days. Materials are being secured, and equipment is arriving. The District continues to be awed by the tremendous support we are receiving from the City of Santa Barbara, County, State, other mutual aid agencies, and our elected officials. There are so many involved with this project, and we can’t thank them enough.

It is a complicated equation, and although the exact timeline is still unknown, the District is assured that we will have everything we need to get this done as rapidly as possible. More detailed information will be provided as soon as it is available.

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.