Reservoir Retrofit and Replacement Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Montecito Water District
Document Title
Reservoir Retrofit and Replacement Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
General Plan Designations: Doulton - MA-100; Romero - UT; Terminal - SRR-0.33; Bella Vista - SRR-0.1; Park Lane - UT; Cold Springs - SRR-0.33; Hot Springs - UT; Buena Vista - MA-40

Document Description
The Montecito Water District (District or MWD) serves water to the communities of Montecito, Summerland, and portions of Toro Canyon in Santa Barbara County. The District owns and operates nine water storage reservoirs throughout its service area. The existing water storage reservoirs do not strictly comply with current seismic design codes and regulations, and may be subject to failure in the event of a large earthquake. The Reservoir Retrofit and Replacement Project involves seismic retrofits, repairs, and replacements at eight of the District’s nine existing water storage reservoirs: Doulton (155-020-007; 1075 Toro Canyon Road), Romero (007-080-006; intersection of Bella Vista Drive and Romero Canyon Road), Terminal (013-040-002; intersection of East Mountain Drive and Cold Springs Road), Bella Vista (155-030-042; 2750 Bella Vista Drive), Park Lane (007-050-013; intersection of Park Hill Lane and East Mountain Drive), Cold Springs (013-040-005; intersection of East Mountain Drive and Cold Springs Road), Hot Springs (011-030-024; intersection of Hot Springs Road and Hot Springs Lane), and Buena Vista (007-020-018; 915 Park Lane). The ninth reservoir, Toro Canyon, has been excluded because it is likely to be decommissioned by the District in the near future. The project would bring all eight reservoirs into compliance with seismic design codes and regulations. No retrofit or replacement would expand the water storage capacity of an existing reservoir.

Contact Information
Adam Kanold
Asst General Manager/Engineering Manager
Lead/Public Agency
583 San Ysidro Road
Montecito, CA 93108

Phone : (805) 969-2271


Santa Barbara
Southern California Unincorporated
Cross Streets
See Project Description
El Montecito Early School, Westmont College
Hot Springs Creek

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Water Facilities (Water Reservoirs (8 in total))(Type Reservoirs, MGD 0.1)
Local Action
Water infrastructure project
Project Issues
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Biological Resources Cultural Resources Energy Flood Plain/Flooding Geology/Soils Greenhouse Gas Emissions Growth Inducement Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Mandatory Findings of Significance Mineral Resources Noise Population/Housing Public Services Recreation Schools/Universities Solid Waste Transportation Tribal Cultural Resources Utilities/Service Systems Vegetation Wetland/Riparian Wildfire
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB) California Coastal Commission (CCC) California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW) California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT) California Department of Water Resources (DWR) California Highway Patrol (CHP) California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Natural Resources Agency California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB) California State Lands Commission (SLC) Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
MWD Reservoir Retrofits NOI   DOCX 1003 K Reservoir Retrofits Public Review Draft IS-MND   PDF 63677 K Summary_Form_for_Document_Submittal   PDF 578 K
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
MWD Reservoir Retrofits NOC_SIGNED   PDF 326 K

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