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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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Energy-Creating Pilot Project Saves Money

News - 04-Nov-2020

The District is embarking on an exciting new pilot project that has the potential to create more energy and reduce the amount of biosolids material we currently have to haul off-site. In the wastewater treatment process, energy is created through the digestion of organic material...

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Beware of Fog

News - 04-Nov-2020

As hard as it is to believe, the holidays will be here before you know it, and most of us are cooking at home more than ever. Remember to pour your cooking fat, oil and grease into a container, like a used jar or can...

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District Service Rates Remain Low

News - 04-Nov-2020

The Goleta Sanitary District’s sewer service charge (SSC) rates continue to be among the lowest in the County. This fiscal year, July 2020–June 2021, the SSC rates will remain the same for wastewater collection, treatment, and reclamation. The cost average for a single-family residence is...

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BESP: The District's Guide To Energy Independence

News - 04-Nov-2020

On September 3, 2019, the District’s Board adopted a comprehensive Biosolids and Energy Strategic Plan (BESP) to determine the best combination of biosolids treatment, disposal, and energy recovery improvements to move the District toward its vision of energy sustainability. The District’s BESP provides a roadmap...

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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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COVID-19 IMPORTANT MESSAGES

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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