The City of Goleta's Stormwater Management Program protects water quality in accordance with the Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB) pursuant to National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) requirements.
Report water pollution within the City of Goleta to the Storm Water Hotline at (805) 961-7570. Hazardous Materials Spills should be reported to 911. Sanitary sewer (wastewater) spills should be reported to the Goleta Sanitary District (805-967-4519) or Goleta West Sanitary District (805-968-2617) immediately.
New and Redevelopment
Effective March 6, 2014, new and redevelopment in the City of Goleta must be designed to prevent water quality impacts from occurring, during both the construction phase, as well as throughout the life of the project, by implementing the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board’s Post-Construction Stormwater Management Requirements For Development Projects in The Central Coast Region.
More information on these requirements may be found at:
To assist project applicants in meeting these requirements, the City of Goleta has adopted the Santa Barbara County Stormwater Technical Guide For Low Impact Development. All regulated projects shall follow the Santa Barbara County Stormwater Technical Guide, available on the County of Santa Barbara website here.
- Best Management Practices (BMPs)
- Homeowner's Guide to BMPs (BMPs)
- Guía Del Propietario De Viviendas Mejores Practicas De Manejo (BMPS)
- Mobile Cleaners Guide to Best Management Practices (BMPs)
- Guia Del Limpiador Movil Mejores Practicas De Manejo (BMPs)
- Automotive Guide Best Management Practices (BMPs)
- La Guia Automotriz Mejores Practicas De Manejo (BMPs)
- Construction Industry's Guide to Best Management Practices (BMPs)
- Guía de la Industria de la Construcción Mejores Prácticas de Manejo (BMPs)
- Landscapers Guide to Best Management Practices BMPs
- Guia Del Jardinero Mejores Practicas De Manejo (BMPs)
- CASQA BMP Handbooks
- CalTrans BMP Fact Sheets
- Special Events Guide to BMPs (BMPs)
- Guia De Eventos Especiales Mejores Practicas De Manejo (BMPs)
- The Ocean Begins on Your Street
- Clean up after your pet and help Close the Poop Loop!
- Street Sweeping Information
- Water Conservation
- Household Hazardous Waste Disposal
- Battery Recycling
- Green Business Program
- Goleta Green Building Program
- County-Wide Integrated Stormwater Resource Plan
- Erosion and Sediment Control Plan Form
- LID Implementation - Decentralized Stormwater Management Guide
- LID Implementation - Self-Retaining Areas Guide
- Central Coast Low Impact Development Initiative
- 2010 SWMP
- Water quality monitoring, analysis and reporting is completed through partnerships with Santa Barbara County’s Project Clean Water and Santa Barbara Channelkeeper
Michael Winnewisser, Assistant Engineer