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You're Invited to Visit Us!

Due to the ongoing coronavirus health crisis, we are closed for in-person tours. We are planning a new program of once-a-quarter tours starting in September. But please check out these brief introductory virtual tour videos of the process and functions of wastewater collection, treatment, and nutrient recapture. If you have any questions, please email Laura Romano at the link below.

Virtual Tour Videos

The Goleta Sanitary District serves over 80,000 residents and businesses in the Goleta Valley. We collect, treat, and reclaim resources from wastewater on a daily basis. The average flow of wastewater is about 4.5 million gallons a day, and we produce an average of 300 million gallons of reclaimed water a year for landscape purposes, saving precious drinking water for the community. The order of the videos approximates the collection and treatment process. Videos will be added and updated, so stay tuned! We hope you enjoy this introductory virtual tour.

Panoramic Welcome

Collection System

Influent Pump (lift) station

Headworks and Step Screen

Odor Control Tower

Equalization Basin

Primary Clarifier


Methane Flare

Trickling Filter


Activated Sludge

Secondary Clarifier

Solids Handling Building/Screw Press

Biosolids Drying Beds

Chlorine Contact Channel

Reclamation Facility

Process of Ocean Discharge

End of Process





Contact Laura Romano, the staff member in charge of public outreach at
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(805) 967-4519 ex.128