Santa Barbara City College is in the process of repairing a damaged storm drain pipeline located on an East Campus hillside bluff near the intersection of Shoreline Drive and Castillo Boulevard.
Preliminary analysis showed that the pipeline, which carries drainage from roughly eight acres of East Campus to a connection with the City of Santa Barbara system, may have been damaged due to pressure buildup and inadequate drainage caused by previous rain and runoff.
The emergency pipeline project includes repairing and replacing existing failed down sections of the drain to immediately remedy the bluff erosion and sediment runoff onto Shoreline Drive during rain events.
The construction work began in mid-June and is currently on track to be completed by mid-July.
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Founded in 1909, Santa Barbara City College currently serves approximately 25,000 students each semester who enroll in courses for transfer preparation, career education, and foundational skills and an additional 4,500 enroll in lifelong learning classes. SBCC was the 2013- 2015 national co-winner of the prestigious Aspen Institute Prize for Community College Excellence. The college was recognized for its quality and focus in four areas: facilitating underrepresented and minority student success, student learning outcomes, degree completion and transfer rates, and labor market success in securing good jobs after college.
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