About Us

What is PCW? …. Project Clean Water is a County program within the Water Resources Division of Public Works Department funded by the County of Santa Barbara General Fund.  

Mission….. The mission of Project Clean Water is to provide leadership for compliance with the NPDES Municipal General Permit requirements and to advance sustainable stormwater practices that protect our local water resources.  

The NPDES Municipal General Permit regulates discharges from urban areas, in order to protect the "beneficial uses" of surface waterbodies such as creeks, rivers, and ocean, and in order to restore beneficial uses in those areas that fail to meet standards. Learn more about regulations that protect our surface waters here.

Gaviota stream

Project Clean Water offices are located at:
123 East Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Mailing address is:
130 East Victoria Street, Suite 200
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Construction, Post-Construction, Muni-Ops, Outreach & Education

Cathleen Garnand 
(805) 568-3561 

  Cathleen Garnand

Water Quality Code Compliance, Illicit Discharges, Business Inspections

Austin Catlin                                                        
Program Specialist                                                        
(805) 568-3099                                                        

  Austin Catlin Pic

Ocean Sampling conducted by

Environmental Health 
Marissa Censullo 
(805) 346-8345 


If you would like to report water pollution or a water quality problem anywhere in Santa Barbara County, call the Water Quality Hotline at:


or email us at cleanwater@cosbpw.net