ABOUT THE DISTRICT


The Carpinteria Valley Water District's (CVWD) mission is to provide potable water to all residential, commercial and agricultural customers in the Carpinteria Valley at a reasonable cost.

Established in 1941, the Carpinteria Valley Water District is located in the southern coastal portion of Santa Barbara County and includes the City of Carpinteria. The District, which spans approximately 11,300 acres, is bound on the south by the Pacific Ocean and on the north by the foothills of the Santa Ynez mountains. CVWD uses 75 miles of pipeline to provide water to approximately 15,494 people.

The District is governed by an elected five-member Board of Directors. Board members are elected by the registered voters of the District to four year terms.

Day-to-day management of the District is the responsibility of the General Manager, Robert McDonald, who reports to the board. Mr. McDonald manages a staff of 20 employees who carry out a variety of District activities, including engineering, business, and operations and maintenance services.

The District prides itself on providing customers with friendly, high-level service. Customers can reach the District at (805) 684-2816, or visit its main office at 1301 Santa Ynez Avenue, located at the corner of Via Real and Santa Ynez Avenue, open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In an emergency, customers can contact the District at (805) 684-2816. Standby personnel will be contacted and dispatched to a customer’s home or business as quickly as possible.

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