News & Facts

photograph of the Goleta Slough and the Santa Barbara AirportPart of the Goleta Slough State Marine Park.

Storm Water Resources

Leaks, Spills and Dumping

If you observe leaks, spills or illegal dumping that has discharged to Airport surface water or is threatening to enter an Airport storm drain, report the discharge immediately by calling 911.

For other non-emergency storm water concerns, please call 805.681.4803, or dial 1.800.Our.Ocean.

Airport Storm Water

Storm water discharges from Airport property are regulated by the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES).  As authorized by the Clean Water Act, the NPDES permit program
controls water pollution by regulating point sources that discharge pollutants into waters of the
United States.

All Airport storm water is subject to regulation under the Phase II Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) program, while discharges from industrial areas of the Airport are also subject to additional industrial storm water discharge requirements.

Permit Compliance

To protect the quality and reduce the quantity of storm water that enters the City's municipal storm water collection, and to comply with the conditions of the Phase II MS4 General Permit, the Airport worked with other City of Santa Barbara Departments to develop a Storm Water Management Plan (SWMP).

Santa Barbara's SWMP Annual Reports

Compliance with the General Industrial Storm Water Discharge Permit through development and implementation of an Airport Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) & associated Monitoring
Program Plan (MPP), helps to prevent potential pollutants from being carried via storm water from industrial areas of the facility to the Goleta Slough.


Comments and questions regarding the Airport's portion of the SWMP, SWPPP and the overall Airport storm water program are welcome.  Please submit comments to

Resource Links

CASQA Storm Water Best Management Practices

What We Can Do...Storm Water Pollution Prevention Tips for Households

Santa Barbara Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program

IPM Quick Tips for Specific Pests

Airline Terminal Public Art Program

Fiesta Mural  
    Artist: Channing Peake       
California Cubist, Modernist & Muralist   1910-1989


Rotunda Floor Mosaic 
      Artist:  Lori Ann David


Wood Beam Stenciling 
          Artist: Vidya Gauci           
Vidya Gauci Decorative Fine Arts

Wrought Iron Railing  
Artist:  Colleen M. Kelly

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