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New Pipes to Help Prevent Water Main Breaks

July 19, 2016 

The City will be replacing old water piping, valves, and hydrants to reduce water main breaks and conserve water in the area of Alameda Padre Serra. Water service will be disrupted for a short time while customers are connected to the new water main. Affected residents will be notified a minimum of three days in advance. Read More ...

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Way to Save, Santa Barbara

July 12, 2016 

Our community is doing a great job conserving water and is encouraged to keep up the good work. Citywide water use was down by 41% this past May and April, exceeding the City's current conservation target of 35%. We are confident we will continue to meet that goal with the community's support for extraordinary water savings. Read More ...

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Youth Sidewalk Survey Initiative

July 12, 2016 

Local students from the Youth Employment Training Program are working with City staff on sidewalk surveying and information gathering. This responsive maintenance effort will help keep sidewalks safe for pedestrians by identifying potential defects to be targeted for repair, while providing an opportunity for the students to gain valuable paid work experience. Read More ...



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Last Updated: Jul 25, 2016