Emergency water available for Montecito residents
UPDATE – The Montecito Water District is distributing emergency bottled water at the following locations until 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 11: Upper Village Shopping Center, E. Valley Road and San Ysidro Road Montecito Fire Station, Cold Spring and Sycamore Canyon Road Summerland Post Office, 2245 Lillie Avenue (starting at 1:30 p.m.) The deadly mudslides have ripped houses from their foundations, crumpled cars and destroyed neighborhoods.
The California Conservation Corps is handing out cases of water to Montecito residents who are unable to get clean water from their faucets.
"We’re passing out free water to anyone that needs it," said one CCC member.
Water deliveries have been cut off or reduced from primary suppliers like Jameson Lake and South Coast conduit because of main breaks.
"We have no water currently in storage," said Montecito Water District general manager Nick Turner.
"We do have customers without water.
This is primarily in the upper Toro Canyon area."
Customers who do have water don’t have much of it.
Montecito is currently under a boil water notice until water managers can make necessary repairs.
Officials say it could be days or possibly a week before Montecito Water District can get its water facilities up and running again.