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News - 17-Mar-2020

ADMINISTRATION PERMITTING COUNTER- To protect the community and our team, the Goleta Sanitary District has closed the public permitting counter. For questions and additional information regarding permitting or payment, please contact Luis Astorga, Collection System Manager, at 805-967-4519 x106 or DON'T FLUSH WIPES - We are...

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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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Goleta Sanitary District Awarded Green Business Certification

News - 26-Mar-2019

The Goleta Sanitary District was recognized as a certified green business on March 13, 2019 by the Green Business Program of Santa Barbara County. Established by the California Green Business Program, the process assesses energy, waste and recycling, pollution prevention, water conservation, and wastewater practices...

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Capital Project- 2018 Pipeline Rehabilitation

News - 18-Jul-2018

The District’s long-range Capital Improvement Plan includes rehabilitation of existing sewer lines throughout the District. This is done by placing a new liner inside of the existing underground sewer line without having to dig out it out and replace it. This process is called cured...

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Jurassic Plant Tour

News - 01-Nov-2017

The Goleta Sanitary thanks our sponsors and the 1100 attendees who came out to enjoy the 2017 Jurassic Plant Tour Open House. We hope you had a wonderful time and look forward to seeing you in 2019! If you'd like to give us any feedback...

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Class A Biosolids- Limited Availability

News - 26-Oct-2017

Notice: Out of an abundance of caution we are limiting public access to the Goleta Sanitary District Water Resource Recovery Facility. That means for the time being we are discontinuing the availability of biosolids to the public. Thank you for your patience and understanding in...

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