Storm Water Management

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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.

Additional Resources

Michael Winnewisser, Assistant Engineer
(805) 690-5120