Use Water Wisely
There is Never Enough to Waste.

Goleta Water District has invested in a diverse water supply portfolio to meet customer needs, but there is never enough water to waste in this semi-arid climate.

Conservation During Drought

Following one of the driest years on record throughout California, Governor Brown declared a statewide drought Friday, January 17, 2014.  The County of Santa Barbara also issued a drought declaration due to lack of rainfall and the low level of Lake Cachuma. Both declarations call for a voluntary 20% water reduction by residents.

It is important to note that a statewide drought declaration does not equate to a water shortage emergency in our service area. The District has invested in and developed and maintained a healthy water supply portfolio for a dry day. In addition, we would not be where we are today without our customers’ ongoing conservation efforts. However, there is never enough water to waste. It is more important than ever that District customers recommit to water conservation. Using water wisely outdoors and indoors will help to stretch our water supplies even further.

One of the best approaches to water conservation is to use water wisely. This does not require going without. Rather, it means using water more efficiently so that you get the same benefits with less water.

By using water efficiently, you not only conserve our critical water resources, you also can save money on your water bill.

For more information on ways you can save water:




Conservation Checkups



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Additional Resources:
  • For regional water conservation information, go to
  • For more information on the statewide drought and ways to conserve, visit Save Our Water.
  • To read more about District water supply planning, click here.
  • Contact us by email at conservation at or call the District at 805-964-6761.

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