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The Goleta Sanitary District and its staff have been recognized for many years as leaders in wastewater collections, treatment, and resource recovery. Among the most recent awards are:

  • 2018-Special District Leadership Foundation's (SDLF) District of Distinction Platinum Level for transparency and excellence in governance
  • 2018-California Special District Association (CSDA) Exceptional Public Outreach & Advocacy Project of the Year award for the 2017 Jurassic Plant Tour Open House
  • 2018-California Water Environment Association’s (CWEA) Community Outreach and Education Project of the Year for the Tri-Counties Region
  • 2018-United Way of SB County Outstanding Division Award for Public Organization
  • 2018-CWEA Lab Person of the Year for the Tri-Counties, the statewide Crystal Crucible award 
  • 2017-SDLF Transparency Certificate of Excellence
  • 2016-CWEA Collection System of the Year Tri-Counties Region
  • 2016-CSDA General Manager of the Year Santa Barbara County 

The District recognizes the contributions of all our staff and Board in establishing an industry recognized agency committed to providing excellent service to the residents of the Goleta Valley. We take pride in our top-notch staff of professionals.

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.