WEATHER »

Solar Bathroom Added at Marina


The Waterfront Department got permission from the Santa Barbara City Council to install a solar thermal unit at Marina One’s restroom, which currently is equipped with an electric water heater for its six showers. At a cost of $23,645, the unit will heat the contents of a 175-gallon tank to 160 degrees. By halving the use of electricity, the unit will reduce carbon emissions by 10.9 metric tons annually.

To submit a comment on this article, email letters@independent.com or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email tips@independent.com.



Be succinct, constructive, and relevant to the story. Leaving a comment means you agree to our Discussion Guidelines. We like civilized discourse. We don't like spam, lying, profanity, harassment or personal attacks.

comments powered by Disqus
event calendar sponsored by:

Valuables in Cars a Target for Thieves

Theft is up at Santa Barbara parks.

Section 8 Applications Reopened for First Time in Four Years

The city's Housing Authority is providing new incentives to landlords.

Transgender People’s Military Service Upheld Again

The administration tried to dissolve the court's injunction against its ban, but California's ruling was upheld.

Police Suspend Public Sleeping Laws

The non-enforcement comes in response to a new court ruling.

Dyer Returns as Interim Fire Chief

When Eric Peterson steps down, Mike Dyer will fill in for County Fire.