Chemical Costs

The District focuses on preserving and rehabilitating our assets to maximize their service life and reduce overall operating costs. Rehabilitating parts of the treatment process equipment is one of the ways we accomplish this.

The Reclamation Facility came online in 1994 as a cooperative project with the Goleta Water District to produce and distribute recycled water for use in landscape irrigation purposes throughout the western portion of the Goleta Valley. It was the first of its kind in the region. Maintaining and rehabilitating various parts and processes of the facility has kept it functional and efficient for over 30 years!

Staff recently replaced equipment that has led to improved automation and significantly reduced the use of chemicals. Reducing the amount of chemicals needed helps reduce greenhouse gases and saves money. Over $200,000 in ongoing annual operational costs has been saved!