3622 Sagunto Street Santa Ynez, Ca 93460

805.688.6015

Facts and Figures

Who We Serve

Formed:

January 1959 by State Legislation under the California Water Code.


Our Mission:

To provide the residential and agricultural customers in the Santa Ynez River Water Conservation District, Improvement District No. 1 service area with reasonably priced, reliable, high quality water supply, and efficient and economical public services.


Service Area:

Covers about 10,850 acres including the communities of Santa Ynez, Los Olivos, Ballard and incorporated area of the City of Solvang.


Population Served:

6,737 not inclusive of the City of Solvang.


Budget:

Average Annual Budget, $6.6 million.


Staffing:

17 Employees.


Reservoirs:

Two Reservoirs and two tanks, with a combined capacity 16.75 Million Gallons.


Sources of Water Supply:

Santa Ynez Uplands Groundwater Basin, Santa Ynez River Alluvium, State Water Project, The United States of America Bureau of Reclamation – Cachuma Project


Distribution System:

Over 86.7 miles of water lines and five (5) booster stations with three (3) water pressure zones.


Water Service Connections:

2,553


Transmission/Distribution Sample Points:

The Water District collects and analyzes water quality samples on a weekly basis at four locations.


Water Supplies Regulated By:

United States Bureau of Reclamation, California Department of Health Services, and Department of Water Resources