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Since 1947, Montecito Sanitary District has been serving Montecito. We are a locally funded and administered independent special district created by the residents of Montecito.

 

805-969-4200

Mud and Debris Removal

As the Montecito area is repopulated after the Thomas Fire Mudslide, property owners, property managers, contractors and laborers are reminded that is illegal to discharge mud and debris to the sanitary sewer system.  There is a significant amount of mud and debris on private property that needs to disposed of in a proper and legal manner.  Some of this mud and debris is found in water features such as swimming pools, fountains, ponds etc., and should not be disposed of to the sanitary sewer system.  Disposing of any liquid or waste not coming from a fixture / drain inside the home is illegal and in violation of Montecito Sanitary District Ordinance No. 12 and the California Plumbing Code. Violators will be subject to civil citations and criminal charges.  Discharging mud and debris to the sanitary sewer system may cause a backup of wastewater into your home or an overflow from the District's pipeline system causing a public health risk. Your compliance in disposing of this mud and debris in a proper and legal manner is mandatory.  Please feel free to contact the Montecito Sanitary District 805-969-4200 for further information or if you have any questions.

Click on the link below to see a County of Santa Barbara Public Works listing of hauling contractors to remove mud and debris from your property.

MUD AND DEBRIS HAULERS


 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR RESIDENTS RETURNING HOME

AFTER THE JANUARY 2018 MUDSLIDE

Upon returning to your home, please keep in mind the following information:

UNDAMAGED PROPERTY

If your home and property has not been damaged by the mudslide, your sewer service is available and reliable with no further action required.

DAMAGED PROPERTY

If your home and/or property has experienced anything more than minor damage, your private sewer lateral may have been impacted with mud and debris.  Prior to using any indoor plumbing, please contact the District at 805-969-4200 or email cmartin@montsan.org. The District will work with your plumbing contractor in locating your sewer clean outs and coordinate the appropriate removal of mud and debris from you sewer lateral if necessary.

MUD/DEBRIS REMOVAL

Please keep in mind that any mud and/or debris from your property, including water features such as swimming pools, fountains, etc., cannot be disposed of in the sewer system as this may cause a backup of wastewater into your home or an overflow from the District's pipeline system causing environmental harm.  Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.