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Emergency water available for Montecito residents

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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. 

Tuesday morning's storm also took out resources for the Montecito Water District, leaving many residents without running water. 

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. 

Water managers are still assessing damages but a large portion of the district is inaccessible. 

"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. 

"[The water] is at a very low pressure and low supply," Turner said. "We would urge anyone that has water, regardless of quantity, to limit that to essential use only."

Many residents like Eileen McQuade have been without water, cable or internet for days but say they are counting their blessings. 

"Not having water is inconvenient but let's face it, our house is safe, our family is safe so it's really a small inconvenience," McQuade said. "I really feel for all those families with loved ones they still haven't located."

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.

Repairs to the water system will be delayed until crews can gain access. 

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