Close Panel
Picture - THR - Water Management Plan

Get Project Alerts

Setting the vision for Santa Barbara’s water future

Participate in Water Vision Month

By June 2021, Water Vision Santa Barbara aims to develop the City’s water supply and management plan for the next 30 years. The City is using a rigorous technical process and inclusive stakeholder engagement approach to create an equitable, resilient, environmentally-friendly plan that reflects the community’s values.

The resulting Water Vision Santa Barbara plan will outline the City's proposed portfolio of water sources, and its approach to sustainably manage water long into the future.

We’re setting the vision for a water future that is:

  • RESILIENT to evolving risks and challenges.
  • DIVERSE to provide ample reliability in uncertain times.
  • AFFORDABLE to ensure equitable access to safe drinking water for our community.
  • ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY to protect our waterways, wildlife and ecosystems.
  • FORWARD-THINKING with cost-effective operations and adaptable technology.


Latest News

Water Commission Meeting July 16 - Water Vision Santa Barbara

July 6, 2020 

Water Vision Santa Barbara Team to Present at Next Water Commission Meeting

The Water Vision Santa Barbara project team is scheduled to present a project update at the next Water Commission meeting, scheduled for Thursday, July 16 from 9:00am-11:00am. This meeting will be held virtually.

The meeting agenda will be posted at the afternoon of July 9th and will contain the link to participate in the meeting electronically. This meeting will also be broadcast live online at and on City TV-Channel 18.

Read More »

Project Resources

Water Vision Santa Barbara Draft Technical Memos:

Additional Water Supply Planning Documents:


Last Updated: Mar 25, 2021
Top of Page