Welcome Back!!


After nearly two years of construction, and a much longer design and permitting phase, the Carpinteria Sanitary District’s Administration Building Replacement Project is substantially complete.  District staff moved into the new space at 5300 Sixth Street during the last week of September and the agency is once again serving the public from the location it has occupied for the past three decades.

The new building was designed and constructed with sustainability as the primary goal.  A rooftop solar system will make the building essentially energy neutral, avoiding the need for natural gas for heating, cooling or other uses.  Optimal use of ambient lighting and natural air flow will further minimize the building’s carbon footprint.  The landscape design incorporates entirely native, drought tolerant plantings with a sophisticated subsurface drip irrigation system to reduce demand on water resources to the greatest extent possible.

Going forward, meetings of the District’s Board of Directors will be held in the newly constructed Board Room, immediately adjacent to the administrative office.  This configuration will meet the needs of the District and will also allow for expanded use by other local community groups, agencies or non-profits.

Over the next several weeks, the building contractor, Newton Construction & Management, will be completing a handful of project closeout activities.  We look forward to inviting the community to an open house or ribbon cutting at the new building sometime this fall.  Please feel free to stop in during normal business hours or call the office at (805) 684-7214 with any questions.