Environmental Leadership in Carpinteria Since 1928
Wastewater treatment facility

The District owns and operates a municipal wastewater treatment plant capable of treating up to 2.5 million gallons of wastewater per day, on average. The plant is run by a staff of licensed operators with many decades of combined experience.

Protecting the Environment

Schematic of plant

Schematic of plant

In simple terms, the treatment process involves providing the optimal conditions for natural degradation of pollutants in the wastewater. The District’s treatment plant produces a high quality, disinfected effluent that consistently exceeds state and national standards for ocean discharge.

Treatment Plant Tours

The District is not currently offering tours due to the ongoing construction activities related to the Aerated Sludge Holding Tank Replacement project.

Click here for a virtual tour of our Wastewater Treatment facilities.