July 7, 1959 by State Legislation under the California Water Code.
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.
Covers about 10,850 acres including the communities of Santa Ynez, Los Olivos, Ballard and incorporated area of the City of Solvang.
7,022 not inclusive of the City of Solvang.
Average Annual Budget, $10 million (not including City of Solvang State Water Passthrough payment).
20 Approved FTE Positions
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
Over 86.7 miles of water lines and five (5) booster stations with three (3) water pressure zones.
Water Service Connections:
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