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The Public Works Department (Water Division) is implementing a new Toilet Rebate Program.  As part of the City of Solvang, Water Conservation Project, City water customers may be eligible to receive a 60% rebate, up to $120 through the City’s Ultra Low Flow Toilet (ULFT) Rebate Program.  The City’s ULFT Rebate Program will begin March 1, 2014, is offered on a first-come first-served basis, and is effective until funding is exhausted or by December 31, 2014.  We plan to make $10,000 available for this Rebate Program from March 1 through December 31, 2014.

Please see the Toilet Rebate Program form  and the Maximum Performance of Premium Toilets listing.


Stop flushing money down the toilet and start conserving water today! 



Water System Master Plan 

Water System Master Plan EIR




The 2013 City of Solvang Consumer Confidence Report (Water Quality) is now available and can be viewed online! Este reporte contiene las instrucciones mas recientes para obetener informacion importante sobre su agua potable.  Traducir, o hablar con alguien que lo entienda.


If you would like a paper copy, or to speak to someone about the report, please contact the City at 805-688-5575. 


Public Service Announcements

City of Solvang ADA Coordinator

Sandra Featherson

Click here for the latest information on emergency preparedness

free useful tools

Candidates for November 4, 2014 Election

Click here to see the City of Solvang Candidates running in the November 4, 2014 election.

City Goes to Stage 2 Water Conservation Measures


Stage 2 Drought Resolution



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Velkommen til Solvang!

Welcome to Solvang, California
A Preserve America Community

Solvang (Danish for 'sunny field') is a beautiful little city nestled in the Santa Ynez Valley of California. Founded in 1911 by a small group of Danish teachers, Solvang now is a diverse, modern city, with fine restaurants, lovely shops and outstanding activities to enchant young and old alike.There are Danish festivals, quiet tree lined streets, horse drawn wagons, Hans Christian Andersen Park, windmills, Danish pastries and dozens of quaint shops to explore. Solvang was incorporated as a city on May 1, 1985 and now has a population of approximately 5,283.


The City of Solvang celebrated its' Centennial Year in 2011. Now in it's second century it continues to thrive as a destination.
There are always many exciting events taking place throughout the year. The Solvang Conference and Visitors Bureau  continually updates their events calendar & events also take place at local historic sites and museums like the Elverhoj Museum.


Candidate Packets will be available starting at 8a.m. on Monday, July 14, 2014

for the November Election - positions  up for election are Mayor  with a term

of two years and two Council Members with four year terms.

Nomination period is from July 14 til August 8 unless an incumbent does.not

file at which time the period is extended until August 13.

Important to file as soon as possible to have signatures

verified, as you need 20 eligible voter signatures.

If interested see the City Clerk


RFP Building Services 2014

The City of Solvang is seeking proposals from experienced firms to provide building plan check and inspection services. Firms are invited to submit their proposals and qualifications for this project. See the RFP document here.

Upland Wells Project Notice of Availability of Draft MND

Notice of Availability of Draft MND


Project Title: Upland Wells Project
Project Location – City: Solvang
Project Location – County: Santa Barbara

Description of Nature, Purpose, and Beneficiaries of Project:


Project Documents:

Solvang Upland Wells Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration

Solvang Upland Wells Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration Appendices

The City of Solvang (City) has developed a well siting study for possible “upland” well sites to increase local water supplies to the City. Five upland well sites have been selected for study, drilling, and testing; potentially up to three of which may be future wells that would provide the City with potable water supplies to meet water demand. Construction of the Project would entail the drilling of the five well sites; each drill site would be limited to approximately 2,500 square feet in size. The total number of wells to be drilled and placed into service as part of the City’s water supply will depend on the individual yield achieved for each well. The City is looking to obtain a total yield for the proposed wells of 500 to 600 gallons per minute to meet potable demand needs. The associated pipeline infrastructure will be installed upon well completion and testing.

Two proposed well locations are within Hans Christian Anderson Park, Well Location No. 11 is north of Highway 246 and Well Location No. 3 is south of the existing tennis courts. Well Location No. 2 is east of Alisal Mesa Road, northeast of Valhalla Drive. Well Location No. 10 is southeast of Maple Avenue/Alisal Road intersection within the Veteran Memorial parking lot. Well Location No. 12 will be west of the terminus of Ringsted Drive.

Lead Agency: City of Solvang

Please submit comments to:
City of Solvang
Planning Department
411 Second Street
Solvang, California 93463

Review Period: June 26 to July 28, 2014
Contact Person: Arleen Pelster, AICP, Planning Director
Phone: 805-688-4414 ext. 219

Parks and Recreation News

Solvang Parks and Recreation Summer Activity Calendars are out!  Click here for fun!

Mandatory Commercial Recycling

California's Mandatory Commercial Recycling Measure adopted by CalRecycle on January 17, 2012 focuses on increased commercial waste diversion as a method to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. It is designed to achieve a reduction in GHG emissions of 5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalents. To achieve the measure’s objective, an additional 2 to 3 million tons of materials annually will need to be recycled from the commercial sector by the year 2020 and beyond.

On and after July 1, 2012, a business that generates four cubic yards or more of commercial solid waste per week or a multifamily residential dwelling of five units or more shall recycle.

To learn more about this new law, visit CalRecycle's website section on the Mandatory Commercial Recycling Measure.

Green Gardener Program for Santa Barbara County

The Green Gardener Program for Santa Barbara County educates local gardeners in resource efficient and pollution prevention landscape maintenance practices. The Green Gardener Program is a regional program designed to offer education, training, and promotion of participating gardeners and landscape maintenance contractors.

Here's an updated list of the Certified Green Gardeners in Santa Barbara County.


Solvang Storm Water Management Program Guides

The City of Solvang has published an introduction to the Solvang Storm Water Management Program for homeowners and business owners.

Most people believe that the largest source of water pollution in urban areas comes from specific sources such as factories and sewage treatment plants. In fact, the largest sources of water pollution comes from city streets, neighborhoods, construction sites and parking lots.

This type of pollution is sometimes called “non-point  source” pollution. This pollution is spread to our water bodies and natural habitats as a result of run-off, either as a result of rainfall (storm water) or excessive water use (urban).

Please see the following documents for further information:

The Homeowner’s Guide to Best Management Practices

The Business Owner’s Guide to Best Management Practices

La Guía de Mejores Prácticas de Administración para Propietarios de las Casas

La Guía de Mejores Prácticas de Administración para Propietarios de las Empresas


Storm Water Management Program Announcements


SWMP Annual Report for year 2 is complete!

For additional STORMWATER Program information countywide, please visit:


Water Update


August 13, 2014


Read Press Release regarding Water Taste and Odor


August 11, 2014 


The City of Solvang uses a high percentage of State water.  During these severe drought conditions, more algae is present in the raw State water before it is treated and the algae removed.  After treatment the State water meets all health and safety standards and is fully safe to drink but retains a slight musty taste and/or odor.




Valuable information can be found on the website for Santa Barbara County of Emergency Management click here


Register for Reverse  911 click here



Solvang's Emergency Management Plan

Click here





click here to view schedule






Click here to view current Form 806


The City Council Members are elected officers identified in Government Code Section 87200 and file statements of economic interests with the City Clerk's office.  Copies of the statements of economic interests filed by the above elected officers may be obtained by visiting the offices of the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) or the City Clerk.  The physical address of the FPPC is 428 J Street, Suite 620, Sacramento, California 95814.  The physical address of the City Clerk's office is 1644 Oak Street, Solvang, California 93463.  The statements of economic interests for some state and local government agency elected officers may be available in electronic format on the FPPC's website at