Featured Story Archive

Delivering a Diverse Water Supply.

April 27, 2021
The District has a diverse water supply portfolio that allows for operational flexibility in the event of a drought, conditions at Lake Cachuma, or during an emergency. The ability to draw on multiple supply sources to meet customer demand, known as blending, is a critical tool for maintaining reliable water service to the Goleta Valley. Read more

The District’s Sustainability Plan

January 21, 2021
The Goleta Water District and its customers have built an enduring legacy of conservation and sustainability. From water-thrifty use to careful supply planning and management, the District has long sought to balance competing needs with the resources and investments required to maintain infrastructure and navigate water supply challenges. One critical piece of that effort is the District’s Sustainability Plan. Read more

Fall and Winter Water Wise Planting

November 18, 2020
For customers interested in switching out high water use plants for water wise landscaping, fall and winter are the best times of the year to plant. Cooler temperatures, and the onset of the rainy season (which typically runs from November through April) promote plant health and aid in successfully establishing new landscaping. Read more

Water Supply Planning

August 20, 2020
The Goleta Valley enjoys a semi-arid climate with frequent droughts followed by moderate to heavy rainfall. Carefully managing supply and demand, and using a variety of water sources is critical to meeting customer needs in this environment. With four distinct sources, how does the District determine how much of each is needed to serve customers? Read more

The District's Distribution System

January 22, 2020
The District’s distribution system consists of 270 miles of pipeline, 8 water storage reservoirs, 6 booster stations, 9 Groundwater Production Wells, 6,500 valves, and 17,200 Service Connections. Read more

Treating and Delivering Groundwater

October 1, 2019
The Goleta Groundwater Basin provides a critical resource for the Goleta Valley--especially during periods of drought. Over the years the District has invested millions of dollars to protect and sustain the basin. Read more

Goleta Water District Board Declares End of Water Shortage

August 14, 2019
On August 13, 2019, in response to receiving a full allocation of annual surface water supplies from Lake Cachuma, the Goleta Water District Board of Directors terminated its Stage I Water Shortage Emergency, effective immediately. Read more

Frequently Asked Customer Service Questions

July 30, 2019
Q: Why does my July bill appear to show two billing charges? A: When water rates are scheduled for adjustment, the District issues a prorated bill. Your July bill contains this proration so that water used prior to the July 1 rate increase is billed at the lower rate... Read more

Preparing for Red Flag Power Outages

July 30, 2019
The District has received several inquiries in response to media coverage of recent announcements by Southern California Edison regarding planned power outages during red flag fire warnings. Read more

How the District Maintains Water Quality

July 18, 2019
How the District Maintains Water Quality. The District constantly monitors water quality, conducting thousands of tests each year to make sure your water is safe and reliable. But eight years of drought and several significant wildfires around Lake Cachuma have made the job of treating your water more challenging and more expensive. Read more