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Information Regarding the Goleta West Sanitary District's Feb. 17, 2024 Sewer Spill


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Information Regarding the Goleta West Sanitary District's Feb. 17, 2024 Sewer Spill

In case you don't know, in the Goleta Valley there are two sanitary districts. We are the Goleta Sanitary District (GSD), we collect, treat, and reclaim water, nutrients, and energy from the eastern portion of Goleta, the area known as "Noleta" and parts of the County of Santa Barbara. The Goleta West Sanitary District collects the wastewater from the areas to the west of our treatment plant, which includes UCSB, the SB Municipal Airport, and beyond. This wastewater is then then sent via their pipes to us for treatment and recycling.

On Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 10:10 a.m. the Goleta West Sanitary District contacted GSD for assistance with a sewage spill from one of their sewer pipes on the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport property.  

GSD crews immediately assisted the Goleta West Sanitary District, providing resources and personnel to help with initial spill cleanup and investigation efforts, including the use of heavy equipment and water quality analysis.

The Goleta West Sanitary District is continuing to investigate the cause of their sewer spill. GSD remains available to assist as needed.

For more information go to Goleta West Sanitary’s website:





  • Mission:

    We protect public health and the environment through cost-effective wastewater collection, treatment, and resource recovery to meet present and future community needs.

  • Vision:

    To be the Region’s Leader in Water Resource Recovery through Excellence and Innovation.

  • Values:

    We value our Community, the People we Serve, and the Environment we Protect by: Acting with Integrity, Being Dependable, Being Responsible, Being Safe and, Being Innovative.