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Community Workshops for Cliff Drive Vision Zero Project

January 18, 2022 

The City is developing a project to increase safety along the Cliff Drive corridor. A high number of repeat collisions in the area make safety modifications a high priority. Community feedback over the years has also identified the need for additional crosswalks and better bicycling facilities. Residents are encouraged to participate virtually on January 26 or in-person on January 29 to receive a project update and review the latest safety conceptual plans and grant opportunities.

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Wastewater Bug Spotlight: Nematodes

January 18, 2022 

Nematodes are small, worm-like metazoans that thrive in aerobic habitats including wastewater treatment processes. Nematodes are naturally abundant in bio-rich soils and, along with playing a starring role at the El Estero Water Resource Center, they have also played a starring role in the cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants.

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WATCH: Santa Barbara Middle School Recognized as 2021 City of Santa Barbara Water Hero

January 10, 2022 

Santa Barbara Middle School is proud to receive the Water Hero Award for their commitment to sustainability and achievements in saving water on campus. Over the past several years, they have embarked on projects to fine-tune watering schedules, upgraded landscape areas to water wise plants, constructed rain catchment basins, and retrofitted plumbing inside to high-efficiency fixtures. These efforts have resulted in water savings of 26% on the water meter that serves the building and upper landscaping and savings of 39% on the meter that serves the majority of the landscaping.

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Last Updated: Jan 25, 2022
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