About Montecito Sanitary District

Mission Statement
A community service commitment to protect public health and safety and to preserve the natural environment through the collection, treatment and disposal of wastewater in the most cost-effective way possible.

What is the Montecito Sanitary District?
The Montecito Sanitary District is an independent special district voted into existence in 1947 by the residents of Montecito to provide for the collection, treatment and disposal of wastewater.

How is the Montecito Sanitary District Organized?
The District is governed by a five-member Board of Directors, elected at large by District residents. Each member serves a four-year-term. A General Manager, appointed by the Board, administers the operation of the District with a trained staff of sixteen employees.

Tours of the Montecito Sanitary District Wastewater Treatment Plant and Laboratory are available for individuals and groups. School groups may find a tour of the facilities very informative and compatible with science course materials. To arrange for a tour, please contact Diane Gabriel, General Manager, by e-mail via our contact page or by phone at 805-969-4200.