Public Health Department (PHD)



Drinking Water


The purpose of the Water Quality program is to protect public’s health and to prevent disease such as giardia or cryptosporidium by assuring that small, public and private water systems are safe, and that supplies are adequately available. This program is accomplished through regular inspections, bacteriological and chemical sampling, plan checks, permitting, and public education.


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Water Wells 

Water Well Permit Application  
Water Well Discharge Prohibitions - Fact Sheet
Active Water Wells in SB County [Excel format]  [PDF format]
          Water Systems
Single Parcel Water System Permit Application & Instructions (1-4 connections)   
Multi Parcel Water System Permit Application & Instructions 
Water System FAQ's
        Water Quality
          Nitrates in Drinking Water - FAQs
CDC - Drinking Water
National Ground Water Association

List of Licensed Well Drillers 
Water System Disinfection Procedures

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Environmental Health Services

225 Camino del Remedio, Santa Barbara, CA 93110 Telephone 805-681-4900 •  Fax 805-681-4901
2125 Centerpointe Parkway, Rm. 333, Santa Maria, CA 93455, Telephone 805-346-8460 •  Fax 805-346-8485