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 will continue our part to keep you and our environment safe. With so many people home all day there’s a lot more water going down the drain. Our crews are working hard 24/7 to keep our systems up and running. However, there are some things you can do that will greatly help us meet our mission:

Know What to Flush: The Three P’s

Paper towels, wet wipes, cleaning wipes, cosmetic wipes, and feminine hygiene products should never go in the toilet. Only human waste and toilet paper are OK to flush!

Goleta Sanitary District Staff Modifications and Closures

We are doing everything we can to provide essential services in the safest way possible in order to minimize the risk of exposure to staff. We have eliminated all non- essential public interaction with our workforce. Until further notice, we are suspending onsite birdwatching, facility tours, biosolids pick up and our permit counter is closed. If you have any questions regarding a permit in process, please contact Luis Astorga, Collection System Manager, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 805-967-4519 x106.

We will be conducting our Board meetings online. Members of the public can participate in the Board meetings in person at the District’s Administration building. Please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request online meeting information.

While our front gate will remain locked until the stay at home orders are lifted, you can still contact us either by phone at 805-967-4519 during normal business hours, at 805-564-7259 after hours (for emergencies), or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

COVID-Precautions

Mission Statement

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