The Santa Barbara County Water Agency is pleased to announce the opening of applications for the 20th Annual WaterWise High School Video Contest.

With the increased visibility of on-demand shared mobility devices (like scooters and bikeshare), the Santa Barbara County Public Works Department would like to educate the public on the use of motorized scooters, and the efforts the County is undertaking to regulate them.

Road improvement work on West Main Street near Guadalupe will begin on November 26, 2018. This project will improve access to the Rancho Guadalupe Dunes Preserve by reducing ponded water on the road after rains.

There's no better time to do a quick check-up on your blue bin than America Recycles Day on November 15. Recycling markets have changed quite a bit lately, so what you may have put in your bin earlier this year might not be recyclable now.

The Santa Barbara County Public Works Department encourages residents to compost their Halloween pumpkins rather than throwing them into the trash. Food scraps (including pumpkins) deposited at the landfill generate methane, but they can also be used to improve your landscape.

Santa Barbara County and Isla Vista Parks and Recreation District (IVPRD) officials, staff, and community partners celebrated recent sidewalk and recreational improvements yesterday at Pardall Gardens Park in Isla Vista.

The public is invited to join Santa Barbara County and Isla Vista Parks and Recreation District (IVPRD) officials, staff, and community partners as we host an official ceremony to celebrate recent sidewalk and recreational improvements at Pardall Gardens Park in Isla Vista.

Plastic bags and film plastic should not be placed in your blue recycling can

Preventative maintenance work will begin next week, July 17, 2018 and will continue through August 2, 2018. This project will resurface approximately 26 lane miles of roads in the First, Second, and Third Districts.

The Santa Barbara County Water Agency (SBCWA) will a hold a meeting on July 19, 2018 to receive public input on the Draft Santa Barbara Countywide Integrated Storm Water Resource Plan (SWRP).

Santa Barbara County Public Works Director Scott McGolpin was installed as 2018-2019 Secretary-Treasurer of the National Association of County Engineers (NACE) at their recent annual meeting and technical conference. McGolpin's term will run through April of 2019.

Public is Invited to Attend Ribbon Cutting Celebration and Bike Ride for the San Jose Creek and Obern Trail Bike Paths

The Santa Barbara County Water Agency is pleased to announce the winners of the 19th Annual WaterWise High School Video Contest. In total, 41 students from 9 county schools submitted 16 videos. Students were challenged to create 30-second videos centered on the theme, "Water Use Myths at Home and in the Garden." While the Water Agency and water providers arrange for monetary prizes to the winning schools, local private sector sponsors provide awards for the students and teachers.

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT 123 E. Anapamu St.  Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (805) 568-3000  FAX (805) 568-3019 www.countyofsb.org/PWD PRESS RELEASE APR. 26, 2018 Media Contact: Eric Pearson, P.E., Construction Section Manager (805) 681-4990 NORTH COUNTY PAVEMENT REHABILITATION TO BEGIN NEXT WEEK (Santa Barbara, Calif.) – San


The Santa Barbara County Public Works Department can help residents save money and improve the environment through the Backyard Composting Program.

The Santa Barbara County Water Agency is announcing that voting is underway for the 19th Annual WaterWise High School Video Contest "People's Choice Award".

In response to the current historic drought Santa Barbara County is facing, the Santa Barbara County Water Agency produced the Greywater Handbook specifically for county residents. The handbook highlights the importance that greywater systems can play in conserving and using water more efficiently while supporting a framework for healthy landscapes, healthy soil, a more sustainable water supply, climate safety and community resiliency.