Santa Barbara City Council to Review Water Metering Regulations
Source: City of Santa Barbara
An ordinance proposing changes to the City’s water metering regulations will be introduced to the City Council on August 7. Current City regulations require each new dwelling unit to be served by a City water meter located in the public right-of-way. In cases where right-of-way space is limited, the City has approved installation of a City master meter at the curb and City submeters located on private property. This ordinance will require that, in the event submetering is approved for a project, submeters installed on private property must be privately owned and operated submeters, rather than City owned and operated submeters.
The City’s Water Commission and Ordinance Committee reviewed the proposed ordinance on June 21 and July 17, respectively, and both voted unanimously to support staff’s recommended updates. The proposed ordinance will be introduced to City Council on August 7 and is tentatively scheduled for adoption on August 14. The ordinance takes effect one month after adoption.
The Council agenda for August 7 will be available here approximately a week before the meeting. For additional information, please contact Dana Hoffenberg, Water Resources Specialist, at 805-560-7585, or by email at DHoffenberg@SantaBarbaraCA.gov.