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Super Chlorination Process Completed, Boil Water Notice Remains in Effect


(Montecito, California, January 28, 2018)

While the Boil Water Notice remains in effect for most customers, Montecito Water District has announced that the process of disinfecting the water system using super chlorinated water has been completed. The majority of customers likely experienced highly chlorinated water at their tap over the last several days. This water has now been flushed from the system and testing is underway.

Before the Boil Water Notice can be lifted, favorable test results must be received. The Department of Drinking Water requires that two consecutive 24-hour bacteriological tests be conducted. One set of tests is being completed today, January 28, 2018 and the second round of testing will be performed tomorrow. We anticipate successful completion of testing within the next several days.

In the meantime, if the smell of chlorine at your tap is stronger than usual, we recommend that you open a hose bib on the exterior of your house and/or the cold water tap in your bathtub and flush your interior piping and service line at full force for approximately five minutes or until chlorine levels return to normal. If chlorine levels do not return to normal, please contact the District at 805-969-2271.

For more information call:

Water Utility contact: Chad Hurshman, Water Treatment & Production Superintendent, 805.969.2271

State Water Resources Control Board: State Water Resources Control Board – Drinking Water Field Operations Branch – District Office at (805) 566-1326

Santa Barbara County Environmental Health Services: (805)-681-4900