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Regulatory Requirements

The District is responsible and liable for enforcing all Federal pretreatment requirements within the Goleta Sanitary District’s service area. The Clean Water Act gives the GSD the authority to control the introduction of pollutants which interfere with, pass through or are otherwise incompatible with publicly owned wastewater treatment facilities.

The GSD has determined a set of “local limits” that specify the concentrations of substances which may not be exceeded in the wastewater from industrial users. These limits are reviewed periodically and adjusted after a public review and comment period.

The legal authority to enforce the pretreatment program is provided in the sewer use ordinances. The respective documents are listed below:

Goleta Sanitary District Ordinance Nos. 73
Ordinance #73 sets a schedule of fees for plan checks, reviews, permits, including industrial waste control permits and inspections.
Link to ordinance #73

Goleta Sanitary District Ordinance Nos. 77
Ordinance No. 77 updates and repeals Ordinance No. 44 and 74 with the addition of the required EPA streamling regulations. Ordinance No. 77 sets uniform requirements for discharges into the wastewater collection system and enables the District to comply with the provisions of the Clean Water Act, the California Regional Water Quality Control Board and any other discharge criteria which are required or authorized by State or Federal law. The ordinance provides for the establishment of monitoring and enforcement procedures and incorporates the local limits from Ordinance Nos. 74.
Link to ordinance #77


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.