Doing Business with Goleta Sanitary District

The District recognizes that all members of the community have a part to play in the protection of the environment. The District's Industrial Waste Control (IWC) program works with local businesses to make sure they are disposing of their toxic substances in the proper way, keeping them out of the sewer system. Businesses  can find specific forms  below to obtain permits. If you have questions regarding the Industrial Waste Control program, please contact Teresa Kistner, Industrial Waste Control Officer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 805-967-4519 x.107.


IWC Forms

Industrial User Permit Application
Industry permits are granted for a specified period of time and require adherence to certain stated conditions. All permits require that changes in an industry's location, waste strength, or flow as well as any accidental discharges of prohibited or controlled material be reported to the District's Industrial Environmental Compliance Section.

Dental Office Point Source Category Pretreatment Standards



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FOG (Fats, Oils, and Grease)

The District's pretreatment program works deligently to prevent Fats, Oils, and Grease, commonly referred to as FOG, from entering the treatment plant. We work with local restaurants to ensure that FOG is collected at the source and properly disposed of. 

Green Business Program

The Goleta Sanitary District is a member of the Green Business Program of Santa Barbara County. This program offers incentives and assistance to encourage businesses to implement actions that protect, preserve, and improve the environment above and beyond compliance with applicable regulations. Businesses meeting these criteria can be certified as “green” businesses. The Green Business Program provides checklists to businesses interested in becoming green, certifies businesses through on-site evaluation, and highlights these businesses in the community through marketing and outreach.

How to Become a Green Business

  1. Contact the Green Business Coordinator via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  2. Fill out an initial application, and agree to a compliance check to assure compliance with existing environmental regulations.
  3. Complete applicable checklist for your type of business. A certain number of measures must be implemented to qualify for certification.
  4. An onsite evaluation will be conducted to verify practices reported on the checklist and to offer further suggestions and guidance if needed.

Upon completion and verification of these steps, the business will be awarded Green Business Certification. Certification includes a window decal with a program logo, an electronic version of the program logo, a summary of evaluation findings and recommendations, listing in the directory of Santa Barbara County Certified Green Businesses, and marketing assistance through the Green Business Program website.

For more information contact the Green Business website.


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.