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The Goleta Sanitary District took 2nd place in the Small Collection System of the Year category for the State of California!

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 CWEA Tri Counties Section Award


Collection System of the Year (less than 250 miles)

The District is proud to announce that it has been selected as the 2021-2022 Collection System of the Year Award (less than 250 miles) by the Tri-Counties Section of the California Water Environment Association. This includes the cities and public agencies of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. The award is given as recognition for outstanding maintenance programs, regulatory compliance and safety and training procedures. The District Collection System is responsible for the operation and maintenance of 132 miles of sewer pipe ranging in size from 6-inch to 36-inch diameter and two pump stations. These facilities transport approximately 3.5 million gallons of wastewater every day to the District wastewater treatment facility. The District has been nominated for selection at the State level. The state award will be announced in April of 2022. Pictured below are the District Collection System staff:

Collection System Manager Luis Astorga

Collection System Supervisor Shamus O’Donnell

Collection System Technician II Loren Braden

Collection System Technician II Braden Stribling

Collection System Technician I Edgar Guerrero

Collection System Technician I Tim Siciliano

Collection System Technician I Sam Madera

Astounding Job to the Collections Crew!




  • 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.