Cater Water Treatment Plant

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Santa Barbara
Document Title
Cater Water Treatment Plant
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Existing Cater Water Treatment Plan, housing operational water treatment equipment and process and administrative offices Open Space, and A-1 One Family Residential
Document Description
The City of Santa Barbara Public Works Department proposes changes to the existing Cater Water Treatment Plant, which provides conventional pretreatment and filtration treatment of drinking water for the entire City of Santa Barbara and also to the Montecito, Carpenteria, and Goleta Water Districts. The improvements involve upgrades of aging equipment, changes needed to meet upcoming drinking water regulations and standards mandated by the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act, and process and physical improvements to increase Plant reliability, efficiency and security of the overall water treatment operation. Project components include addition of a new operations annex building to house electrical and chemical equipment (6,500 square feet); replacement and upgrades of filters and other equipment and processes; addition of three replacement evaporation basins for solids handling (combined are 65,000 square feet); new paved driveway for internal access and circulation and replacement parking lot with eight spaces (5,200 square feet); drainage improvements; perimeter fencing and landscaping.

Contact Information

Cathy Taylor
Agency Name
City of Santa Barbara
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara
Cross Streets
San Roque Road, Foothill Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
SR192, SR154, US Hwy 101
Union Pacific
Bishop Diego High, La Colina Jr. High, Elementary schools
Arroyo Burro, San Roque Creek, Lauro Reservoir

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance, California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS)
Development Types
Water Facilities (Type Drinking Water)
Local Actions
Site Plan, Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Cultural Resources, Drainage/Absorption, Geology/Soils, Hydrology/Water Quality, Public Services, Transportation, Wetland/Riparian

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