photo of sewer pipe installation

Program Purpose

The District’s capital improvement program (CIP) has been designed to correct structural and hydraulic deficiencies in the collection system. The sewer system was evaluated using criteria based on operation costs, frequency of maintenance, structural conditions, risk of failure and hydraulic adequacy. Pipelines within the system are compared and those exhibiting a higher risk of failure based on the evaluation criteria are given a higher priority for repair.

The District’s CIP is also used as a predictive tool to determine which pipelines in the system may be approaching their useful lives. Pipelines with a higher priority rating are placed on an increased maintenance schedule and are monitored more closely by the District.

Project Development

The CIP condition assessment program identified 35 projects throughout the system. Most of the identified projects are required to correct structural problems and a few deal with hydraulic deficiencies.

10 Year Capital Improvement Program

The maps in this link provide a visual summary of the District’s proposed Capital Improvement Projects (CIPs) for the next 10 years for both the Collection System and the Treatment Plant. These improvements reflect the District’s mission and vision statements, and ensure a safe, healthy environment for all in the Goleta Valley.

Click on individual fiscal years for a list of projects and their locations.
10 Year Capital Improvement Program

Combined heat and power unit, part of the Biosolids and Energy Strategic Plan

Infrastructure Masterplan

The District owns and maintains equipment valued over $425 million dollars. Given the magnitude of this investment the District uses a comprehensive asset management program to ensure the equipment is maintained in a way to minimize overall lifecycle costs. The scheduled plan to repair and replace this equipment forms the basis of a long range capital improvement program or “infrastructure master plan”. Over the next 50 years the District plans to invest an average of approximately $2.5 million dollars per year in the repair and replacement of its current infrastructure and an additional $1 million dollars per year average on the installation of new equipment to meet the future needs of the community.

Mission, Vision, Values

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.