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Industrial Waste Control

In 1972 Congress established, as part of the Clean Water Act, the National Pretreatment Program to control the discharge of pollutants from industries into the waters of the United States. Goleta Sanitary District operates one of the first pretreatment programs in the State that requires industrial and commercial customers to keep hazardous substances out of the collections system. The goals of this program are to protect the ocean water quality and the GSD treatment plant by eliminating the discharge of toxic substances to the sewer collection system. The District's Industrial Waste Control Program enforces the general and specific prohibitions listed in US EPA's 40 CFR 403.5 to ensure compliance with the State of California regulations and EPA mandated national pretreatment standards and regulations.

Pretreatment and Education
Industrial contaminants are prevented from entering the sewer system by industrial pretreatment programs. These programs require that industries remove their own contaminants on-site before their wastewater enters into the sewer system. Education, inspection, testing and enforcement are tools used by the District to eliminate many pollutants in the wastewater before it enters the treatment plan.

EPA's National Pretreatment Program Overview

2015 Pretreatment Report

Emergency Contact Information
For sewer spills or open man hole covers call 805.967.4519.
Board Meeting Information
The GSD Board of Directors meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month at 6:30 pm at the GSD Board Room at One William  Moffett Place.