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Process Treatment Tool

New Tool to Forecast the Effectiveness of Treatment Process

News - 20-May-2020

The District has a new tool to forecast the effectiveness of the treatment process at our Water Resource Recovery Facility. This new tool is a process simulation model, developed specifically for our plant.  The model shows how well the treatment process is working at each...

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California’s Recycled Water and Treated Wastewater Is Safe from the COVID-19 Virus

News - 23-Apr-2020

Existing stringent state standards protect public from COVID-19 Wastewater treatment plants treat municipal wastewater to standards that protect the beneficial uses of the waters into which the treated wastewater is discharged. Some plants treat wastewater to more stringent standards so that the highly treated water can...

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Ongoing Capital Improvement Project for 2020 Rehabilitates Over 7500' of Sewer Lines

News - 15-Apr-2020

As part our Long Range Capital Plan, the District will be rehabilitating 386 linear feet of 6-inch diameter sewer line, approximately 6,571 linear feet of 8-inch diameter sewer line, approximately 777 linear feet of 12-inch diameter sewer line, and will be rehabilitating a number of...

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Goleta Sanitary District is Committed to Your Health and Safety

News - 01-Apr-2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all aspects of our community.  Now more than ever, the Goleta Sanitary District remains committed to our mission of protecting public health and our environment through the ongoing collection, treatment, recovery and disposal of wastewater for our community. Through this crisis we...

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News - 17-Mar-2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all parts of our society.  Many in our community have been impacted directly by the virus or indirectly by the response to it.  The Goleta Sanitary District remains committed to our mission of protecting public health and our environment through...

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Facility Tours Cancelled Until Further Notice

News - 10-Mar-2020

In an effort to reduce the threat of the spread of illness and to exercise caution, we are cancelling all facility tours and availability for bird watching until further notice. We work tirelessly to protect public health and the environment, so naturally our community and...

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Holiday cooking fats are hazardous to your pipes

News - 22-Nov-2019

Fats, oils, and grease (FOG) are a leading cause of sewer spills. Cooking grease coats your pipes and sewer lines, and eventually causes a complete blockage. Pouring hot water and detergent down the drain only temporarily breaks up grease.  By following a few simple steps, you...

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Sewer Line Replacement

News - 18-Nov-2019

The second phase of the project will include replacing the sewer line on Robin Hill Road within City of Goleta jurisdiction.  This work is scheduled to begin on January 2, 2020 and will require the northbound lane on Robin Hill Road to be closed, allowing...

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We're on Facebook!

News - 09-Aug-2019

Follow us on Facebook to learn about news, events and updates on our resource recovery efforts for the District.  

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Jurassic Plant Tour Open House

News - 09-Aug-2019

They’re Back! Come back again to the time when giant dinosaurs ruled the Earth. The District is once again hosting the award-winning Jurassic Plant Tour Open House on Saturday, October 12 from 10-3. This free family-friendly educational event will highlight how all of the water...

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Wipes Clog Pipes

News - 16-Apr-2019

So called “flushable wipes” may go down your toilet, but when they get to District’s machinery, they get stuck. Wipes don’t break down like toilet paper. And there are only three things that are safe for flushing. It’s easy to remember the three P’s Pee Poo Paper (toilet paper)                                        ...

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