Seventy-Fifth Anniversary Photo Gallery

Established on November 17, 1944 by a vote of the people, the Goleta Water District celebrates its 75th Anniversary this fall. To commemorate this milestone, a collection of the District's photos and exhibits were recently digitized and are shared here.

  • Crews building the Tecolote Tunnel take a lunch break inside the tunnel in the early 1950s. 

  • Intake Tower at Lake Cachuma in the early 1950s. 

  • Teolote Tunnel crew at work building the tunnel in the early 1950s. 

  • Spillway at Bradbury Dam under construction in the early 1950s. 

  • Tecolote Tunnel under construction the early 1950s. 

  • South Coast Conduit under construction the the early 1950s. 

  • South Coast Conduit construction in the early 1950s. 

  • Cachuma Project construction in the early 1950s. 

  • Cathedral Oaks West to San Marcos in 1953. 

  • Hollister Avenue west toward Fairview Avenue in 1953. 

  • Crew members working on the Goleta Water District system in the early 1960s. 

  • District crew at work fixing broken water pipe in 1960. 

  • Crew at work at District headquarters on Hollister Avenue in 1962. 

  • District Ccew at work in 1968. 

  • District crew and management at work in 1968. 

  • District crew at work in 1968. 

  • District crew at work near Corona Del Mar Rancho in 1969. 

  • District crew at work near Corona Del Mar Rancho in 1969. 

  • Goleta Water District employees stand at attention at the District's Headquarters and Operations Yard in the late 1960s. 

  • Tour of the District's Headquarters and Operations Yard in the late 1960s. 

  • District Meter Shop with staff in 1970. 

  • Groundbreaking ceremony the Corona Del Mar Water Treatment Plant in the early 1970s. 

  • Corona Del Mar Water Treatment Plant under construction in 1973. 

  • Corona Del Mar Water Treatment Plant under construction in 1973. 

  • Corona Del Mar Water Treatment Plant construction near completion in 1973. 

  • Corona Del Mar Water Treatment Plant finished and operating in 1973. 

  • District laboratory technicians testing water quality at the Corona Del Mar Water Treatment Plant in the early 1980s. 

  • Corona Del Mar Water Treatment Plant filtration system in 1983. 

  • Corona Del Mar Water Treatment Plant operating in 1983. 

  • Lake Cachuma severely depleted from prolonged drought conditions in 1989.