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The 2014 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. 


Water System Master Plan 

Water System Master Plan EIR




Public Service Announcements

City of Solvang ADA Coordinator

Sandra Featherson


Water Division

The City's water system is made up of nearly 32 miles of water mains, five water wells, three reservoirs, two connections to Santa Ynez Regional Water Conservation

District and the newest improvement, our State Project Water pump station. Through 1,902 service connections, the City's water system serves a population of 5,450.



The Water Division has a staff of four Water Operators. These four operators are responsible for the operation and maintenance of the entire water system.

Some of the duties of the water division include; valve exercising, water quality testing, a water meter change out program, and fire hydrant maintenance.


Valve exercising is an ongoing task we perform to assure that a proper water main shut-down is possible, if needed in an emergency. This is also important for our regular water line flushing program.






The water division performs daily testing of Solvang's drinking water to verify we are providing a safe supply of municipal water.

Click here to see our latest water quality report.



The city is currently involved in a 'meter change-out' program. We are replacing our older meters with new ones as part of our regular maintenance program. The new meters are easier to read and enable us to accurately investigate possible water leaks in the service lines.


We are also responsible for keeping an eye on maintenance of the city's fire hydrant system, including pressure testing, meeting fire flows and making sure the hydrants are in good working order.


Water Conservation Programs


The City of Solvang has launched a Landscape Rebate Program


I. Goals of Solvang Landscape Rebate Program:
a. Provide incentive to modify landscape to use less water and use water more efficiently.
b. Educate residents and customers on how to conserve water.
c. Help save customers’ money on their water bill.
d. Helps conserve water for the City of Solvang and the State of California.
e. Benefit endangered species such as the Southern Steelhead Trout.
II. Eligibility:
a. All Solvang water customers qualify including schools and other public facilities.
b. Must be a water customer of the city of Solvang for the past 12 months.
c. Must be landscape that is not already conserving water in an efficient way.

Please see the program details at Landscape Rebate Program Information



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 residential and commercial customers (except Hotels/Motels) 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 July 1, 2015, is offered on a first-come first-served basis, and is effective until funding is exhausted or by June 30, 2016. 

Please see the Toilet Rebate Program form.

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


Green Gardener Program 

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  (updated June 2015) of the Certified Green Gardeners in Santa Barbara County.


For ideas on water wise gardening click here.To obtain additional information about water conservation and programs throughout Santa Barbara County click here.




Utility Bill Customers - Pay Your Bill Online!


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The City of Solvang FY 2015-16 Adopted Budget is Now Available

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Register for Reverse  911 click here





City of Solvang Fee Schedule

(Listing of Fees, Charges, and Fines) 




Solvang's Emergency Management Plan

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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