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New Energy Efficient Lighting for Parking Lot 5

June 14, 2016 

Energy efficient LED lights have been installed at downtown Parking Lot 5, at the corner of Chapala and Victoria Streets. The new lights use 85% less energy and provide better lighting coverage to improve safety. The project brings the lighting levels in Lot 5 into compliance with current Parking Lot Lighting Design Standards. Read More ...


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Upgrade to El Estero Wastewater Treatment Plant

May 10, 2016 

Modifications to El Estero's wastewater treatment process will address ongoing issues with variable secondary sewage quality, operational flexibility, and energy inefficiencies. The new process will produce higher-quality water for the production of recycled water, and will yield a higher quality of treated discharge into the ocean. Construction will take approximately two years. Read More ...


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Cliff Drive Construction to Protect Environment

May 10, 2016 

A second sewer main will be installed along Cliff Drive, between Alan Road and Mesa Lane, to provide additional protection to the environment, in case of a sewer main failure. It will also allow City crews to take the existing sewer main out of service for maintenance and repairs, when necessary. Read More ...


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Thank You for Saving Water, Santa Barbara!

February 9, 2016 

Our community is doing a great job conserving water during the drought and is encouraged to keep up the good work. Since the Stage 3 Drought was declared in May 2015, the community has reduced water use by 34%. The City has been recognized as a leader in water conservation during California's historic drought. Let's keep saving together! Read More ...


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Spring Green Gardener Classes

January 19, 2016 

New Green Gardener classes begin next week. The 15 week program educates landscapers, gardeners and homeowners on resource efficient and pollution prevention maintenance practices. The class is offered in English on Wednesdays beginning January 27, and in Spanish on Mondays beginning January 25. Read More ...


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Conservation is Key as Drought Continues

September 15, 2015 

Despite hopes for an El Niño winter, continued extraordinary conservation by the community is necessary until water begins to spill over Bradbury Dam. Watch the Video ...


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