West Santa Ynez Septic-to-Sewer Project (current)

HTO helped facilitate a partnership between the Santa Ynez Community Services District (SYCSD) and Santa Barbara County Environmental Health Services for $150,000 funding for an engineering plan to hook up sewer service for over 400 parcels in the West Santa Ynez area. With hundreds of septic systems on crowded lots and unsuitable soils, the level of nitrates is rising in groundwater. Currently HTO has hired a consultant to apply for a Proposition 1 Groundwater grant to help the homeowners pay for the $6 million project, reducing individual costs significantly.