June 19, 2012
Check out the latest publication from Heal the Ocean. Inside you’ll find information about HTO’s latest efforts to purify our coastline.
April 01, 2008
Heal the Ocean has received a $333,000 state grant for a revolutionar y oceanographic and microbiological ocean outfall study that is tracking the travel of treated wastewater once it is discharged into the ocean.
The “Shallow Ocean Wastewater Outfall Source Tracking Project ” (SOWOST) is one of the first research grants of its type ever awarded by the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) – and gives a huge boost to our ever-growing investigation of treated wastewater disposal methods (sewers as well as improperly placed septic systems). While we have been able to apply high technology (DNA) to the issue of septic systems, we have not – until now – had the opportunity to apply high technology to the subject of shallow treated wastewater outfalls.
April 01, 2007
On September 19, 2006, the Carpinteria Sanitary District approved the environmental documents supporting the “South Coast Beach Communities Septic to Sewer Project,” a victorious forward move for a sewer project that will remove septic systems from not only
Rincon,but Sandyland Cove,Sand Point Road and Padaro Lane, too.
December 01, 2005
Winter 2005 Newsletter including "Moving Off Septics, HTO progresses on clean-water campaign"
December 01, 2004
Winter 2004 Newsletter including "We Won! State Board denies Goleta Sanitary District Appeal"
December 01, 2003
Winter 2003 Newsletter including "The Rincon Is Rolling!" and "Storm Over Storm Water"