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Learn About Your Water Quality

July 13, 2021 

City laboratory staff conduct more than 45,000 water quality tests each year to ensure safe drinking water for our community. As in past years, the City outperformed every state and federal public health standard for water quality. Read the Annual Water Quality Report to learn where your water comes from, the importance of water infrastructure, drinking water treatment regulations, and water quality testing.

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Changes to Outdoor Business Guidelines

June 28, 2021 

As of July 9, the City will no longer allow outdoor dining or outdoor business areas on City sidewalks. Businesses are still allowed to operate outdoors on parklets or private property and on State Street. Businesses interested in conducting operations in these approved areas should contact City staff.

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Save a Trip With Online Services

June 28, 2021 

City counters are open for in-person visits but many services can still be conducted online. You can pay a bill, find phone numbers to contact staff, or submit requests, forms, applications, questions, and comments via email. Before making a trip, please check the City's website and review the list of online services.

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Contact Us!

630 Garden Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 564-5377

Directions Who To Call

For Emergency after hours, weekend water or sewer line
breaks, or to report street flooding: call (805) 564-5413

For all other emergencies, please call 911

Permit Counter Hours:

Counter Notices Re: Covid-19

8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (PT),
Monday through Thursday and alternate Fridays
Calendar of Closed Fridays

Office Hours:
7:30 AM to 5:00 PM (PT),
Monday through Thursday and
7:30 AM to 4:30 PM,
alternate Fridays
By appointment: (805) 564-5377
Calendar of Closed Fridays

Public Works Hotlines:
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Last Updated: Jul 25, 2021
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