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News - 20-Jan-2022

The Goleta Sanitary District took 2nd place in the Small Collection System of the Year category for the State of California!  CWEA Tri Counties Section Award Collection System of the Year (less than 250 miles) The District is proud to announce that it has been selected as the 2021-2022...

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SLDF Transparency

News - 09-Dec-2021

Woohoo! The Goleta Sanitary District has earned the District Transparency Certificate of Excellence renewal since 2017! At GSD we value transparency and this certificate showcases the many steps our district takes to show it is available and transparent to the constituents and customers we serve.      ¡Vaya! ¡El Distrito...

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WIPES LEGISLATION

News - 27-Oct-2021

Coming soon to a store near you, we are pleased to report that makers of most wet wipes will soon have to change their packaging to indicate whether they are safe or not for the sewer system. Some quick facts: • Most wipes contain plastic; designed for...

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WASTEWATER TOXICITY CAUSING PROBLEMS

News - 27-Oct-2021

The treatment process at the Water Resource Recovery Facility has been experiencing significant challenges over the last few years with increasing toxicity in the wastewater entering the system. Surfactants, commonly found in soaps, detergents, fabric softeners, and other cleaning products disrupt the biological treatment process...

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PROPER DISPOSAL OF UNUSED MEDICATIONS

News - 27-Oct-2021

As you know, medications should never be flushed down the drain or toilet. If you have expired or unused medication, there are convenient drop-off locations throughout the Santa Barbara/Goleta Valley. For a list of all the locations in Santa Barbara County visit, https://med-project.org/locations/santa-barbara/.

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Can The Grease This Holiday

News - 27-Oct-2021

It’s that time again, the holiday season when many of us are cooking meals to share with loved ones and friends. A gentle reminder to never pour fats, oils or grease (FOG) down your sink. FOG congeals and clogs pipes, which can cause sewage backups...

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CRISIS AVERTED: MATERIAL CLOGGING PIPES

News - 27-Oct-2021

The Goleta Sanitary District owns and maintains over 132 miles of underground sewer pipes within the District service area. During recent routine cleaning and Closed-Circuit TV inspection, there was a substantial amount of build up inside several sections of sewer pipe from what appears to...

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Rates Unchanged

No Change in Rates for Fiscal Year 2021-2022

News - 08-Jun-2021

The District is pleased to announce that rates will not increase for Fiscal Year 2021-2022, which begins in July. Due to staff’s efforts in reducing operational costs, the Board decided to keep rates the same. While future investments in infrastructure and innovative technologies may result...

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New Technologies Improve Efficiency

News - 08-Jun-2021

The District is always searching for ways to improve efficiency, and to save money for our customers. One recent improvement is the use of what are known as “Smart SOPs.” Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are used by our staff to consistently perform routine tasks using...

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Chemical Costs

Rehabilitation Projects Reduce Chemical Use and Operating Costs

News - 08-Jun-2021

The District focuses on preserving and rehabilitating our assets to maximize their service life and reduce overall operating costs. Rehabilitating parts of the treatment process equipment is one of the ways we accomplish this. The Reclamation Facility came online in 1994 as a cooperative project with...

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Celebrating Steve Conklin, Employee of the Year

News - 07-Jun-2021

Goleta Sanitary District prides itself on resource recovery and reuse. Plant Operator, Steve Conklin, a 30-year GSD veteran takes that to a new level. He took obsolete pipes from the Collection System and crafted them into flowerpots at the two entrances and throughout the facility. If...

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District Continues To Reduce Its Carbon Footprint

News - 04-Nov-2020

The District completed an assessment to determine the amount of greenhouse gases (GHG) it creates during the treatment process. The assessment gives staff a baseline by which to measure our greenhouse gas emissions from our operations. The assessment is used to monitor and track the...

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