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Desal Link Project

Overview

The Desal Link project will connect key community water sources by installing an underground pipeline between the Charles E. Meyer Desalination Plant and water mains connected to the Cater Water Treatment Plant. This new pipeline will enable desalinated water to reach our entire service area while enhancing system resiliency and improving water quality.

Desalinated water will connect to more people. Up until now, only residents and businesses from the waterfront up to about Micheltorena Street have had access to desalinated water. The Desal Link project will connect desalinated water to our main water distribution hub - the Cater Water Treatment Plant.

 What Can I Expect During Construction?

During construction, pipe and materials will be temporarily stored in the parking lot of the former Sears building on the corner of Calle Real and South La Cumbre Road.

What's Happening?

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Desal Link Project Breaks Ground

November 15, 2021 

Desal Link pipeline construction will begin on November 16, 2021 at Mission and Garden Streets and continue south on Garden, Sola, Olive, Ortega, Calle Cesar Chavez, and Yanonali Streets. This new pipeline will enable desalinated water to reach our entire service area while enhancing system resiliency and improving water quality. For more information please visit www.SantaBarbaraCA.gov/DesalLink


Desal Link Pipeline Project Webinar September 29

September 28, 2021 

The Desal Link project will connect key community water sources by installing an underground pipeline between the Charles E. Meyer Desalination Plant and water mains connected to the Cater Water Treatment Plant. To provide you with an overview and answer any questions that you may have, please join us for a virtual public meeting on Wednesday, September 29th at 6:00 pm.

Register for the Zoom webinar and please visit www.SantaBarbaraCA.gov/DesalLink for project details and what to expect during construction.

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Last Updated: Dec 17, 2021
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