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Purple Pipes

Expanded Water Reuse

In 1994 the District partnered with the Goleta Water District to build and operate the region’s first water reclamation facility. To date over 8.5 billion gallons of water have been recycled for irrigation use in the western Goleta Valley.

The District continues to work closely with the Goleta Water District to find ways to maximize the use of recycled water. In 2017 the Goleta Water District released a potable reuse facilities plan to determine potential ways to expand water reuse and to evaluate the feasibility of treating wastewater beyond secondary treatment to reclaim it and turn it into potable (drinking) water. There are a number of options being considered to meet the near-term and long-term needs of the community for the lowest possible cost.

Potable Reuse Facilities Plan

Click the image below to download the full plan.

Goleta Water District Potable Reuse Facilities Plan Final


  • 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.