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You're Invited to Visit Us!

Due to the ongoing coronavirus health crisis, we are closed for in-person tours. But please check out these brief introductory virtual tour videos of the process and functions of wastewater collection, treatment, and nutrient recapture. As soon as we are able, we'll re-open for public tours, and 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

Resource Recovery Facility Welcome

Influent Pump (lift) station

Headworks and Step Screen

Odor Control Tour

Equalization Basin

Primary Clarifier


Methane Flare

Trickling Filter

Sentinel Chickens

Activated Sludge

Secondary Clarifier

Stabilization Lagoon

Solids Handling Building/Screw Press

Biosolids Drying Beds

Chlorine Contact Channel

Reclamation Facility

End of the Process


CURRENTLY CLOSED Individuals and groups are welcome to tour our treatment facilities. We can tailor the visit to meet your level of interest. We are very proud of our award-winning facility and of the job we are doing, and think you'll find it to be a valuable and impressive learning experience.

Contact Laura Romano to arrange a tour:
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(805) 967-4519