Storm Water Hotline

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If you have information regarding an illicit discharge (pollution being dumped or discharged into the storm drain system) into storm drains, ditches, swales, creeks, lakes, streets, or directly into a waterway within the City of Goleta, call the Storm Water Hotline at 805-961-7570.

The following may be signs or examples of illicit discharge:

  • Foam, excess bubbles, a chalky or milky appearance in a ditch, creek or waterway
  • A strange odor coming from a storm drain
  • Someone draining or pouring auto fluids (motor oil, antifreeze, brake fluid, etc) or chemicals on the street or into a storm drain
  • Wastewater piped to a creek or ditch (i.e. from a washing machine, floor drain)
  • Washing equipment outdoors using chemicals
  • Sediment flowing off a construction site
  • Sanitary sewer (wastewater) spills should be reported to the Goleta Sanitary District or Goleta West Sanitary District immediately.