Featured Story Archive

There’s Value in Voluntary Conservation

May 30, 2019
Even though watering day and time restrictions have been lifted, you can continue to saving water and money while enhancing the appearance of your landscape. Read more

Goleta Water District Board Lowers Water Shortage to Stage I and Will be Lifting Drought Surcharge

April 10, 2019
On April 9, 2019, in response to an increased allocation of surface water supplies from Lake Cachuma, the Goleta Water District Board of Directors lowered the ongoing Water Shortage Emergency from a Stage III to a Stage I, effective immediately. Read more

Water Supply Update

March 15, 2019
Above average winter rainfall in 2019 and rising Lake Cachuma levels are good signs that the drought may be ending. On March 26th the Federal Government released additional water from Lake Cachuma to the District. On April 9th the Goleta Water District Board of Directors lowered the Water Shortage Emergency from a Stage III to a Stage I, effective immediately. Read more

Celebrating 75 Years of Service and Planning for the Next 75

February 16, 2019
Established on November 17, 1944 by a vote of the people, the Goleta Water District celebrated its 75th Anniversary on November 13, 2019. Read more

Help Plants in a Heat Wave

July 31, 2018
When summer temperatures soar during a heat wave, help plants by following these three tips... Read more

Common Water Wasters

June 14, 2018
Did your usage jump unexpectedly last month? Learn about easy fixes for common problems that could be driving high water use. Read more

Save Water and Decrease Yard Maintenance by Reducing or Eliminating Your Lawn

May 14, 2018
As the drought continues, more customers are reconsidering their landscaping and opting for waterwise alternatives. Read more

Save Water with the Push of a Button

March 8, 2018
Adjusting your irrigation timer is easy and can save significant amounts of water and money, all without sacrificing your landscape. Daylight Savings Time began on March 8th, so now is a great time to seasonally adjust your irrigation. Read more

Prolonged Drought Lingers Across Community

September 12, 2017
Throughout the Goleta Valley and the South Coast, drought evidence is visible for all to see: stressed and dying trees, parched play fields, and restaurants advertising that, “water served only upon request.” Read more

Even With Winter Rains, the Community Remains in Drought

April 12, 2017
The last five years of below average rainfall produced extreme drought conditions, and recent rains have not been enough to make up for that deficit. Read more