About Sol Wave Water


As Santa Barbara natives, we understand the importance of
local service and accountability.


Sol Wave Water is locally owned and operated in Santa Barbara, California.  Servicing you water softener/soft water and drinking water needs from Ventura, Carpinteria, Santa Barbara, Montecito, Goleta and Santa Ynez (Beverly Hills, Malibu, and Calabasas by request).  We specialize in providing exceptional quality water softening and drinking water equipment and service. We provide all types of water softening and drinking water systems from entry-level to high end specialty. Because we know the fluctuations and characteristics of OUR Santa Barbara water, it enables us to provide you the correct water softening or drinking water equipment to insure maximum efficiency. Our products are the best valued systems available. Let Sol Wave Water put the savings back where it belongs, in your pocket!  We love our community and are always here to help our friends and neighbors.  Let Sol Wave Water show you how you can have soft water, clean drinking water and spotless dishes.  Rental or purchase we have everything you need.   In this serious drought let us test your old water softener to see if it is functioning correctly.  An old piece of equipment could be throwing gallons of water down the drain.  We can discuss ways to reclaim your water and get you a water softener that holds up to our very very hard water conditions.  From the  moment you call us for drinking water service, water softening equipment, maintenance or service we are here for you start to install and beyond.




Meet the Crew

Steve Nipper – President/Owner & “Water Guru”

I started Sol Wave Water to help people with their water problems.  I have over 25 years of experience in the water treatment industry designing systems, selecting processes, and helping customers understand how the different systems work and what will solve their problems best.  As a local Santa Barbara resident I understand our water and how to correct people’s individual water needs.  Direct line to reach me 805-979-9677 or Steve@SolWave.com

For more information on my background please see my LinkedIn Profile.

Sheralynn Magallanes – Customer Service & Accounts Receivable “On the Phone & Live at the Office”Sheralynn Magallanes, Sol Wave

Sheralynn is another refreshing addition to the Crew.  Concluding her degree in Communication from UCSB her customer service and accounting skills are a wonderful addition to the team.  Need to schedule a filter change, an appointment for a new location?  Need auto pay or answer a question on an invoice?  She is your Gal!  A Santa Barbara Local, originally from the Bay Area, she is a vital part of our community!

Josh Taylor – Service Manager “Service Tech of the Decade”Josh Taylor

Josh a great crew leader.  He also has 10 years of training with Steve.  You can trust that Josh will get the job done correctly the first time.  As with everything he does his bottle water delivery will ensure that all your deliveries are smooth and complete (locking doors and gates behind him!).  Josh is a veteran (thank you for protecting our wonderful country),  a graduate of Leverne, trained EMT and an incredible Service Guy AND awesome office support!!  Call today and hear his friendly voice on the other end!  Josh and his wife call Oxnard home and love their community.

Andrew Lemley – Service Technician & “Installer to the Stars”

Andrew is the smiling tech that is a quick study and ALWAYS delivers with a smile.  Attended Mesa State University in Colorado majoring in business.  We are happy to have Andrew here with Team Sol Wave.  A master in Shoothai Kumite and got to love his favorite saying “Always try to be positive and outweigh the negative”.    Andrew and his lovely girlfriend, Kiana live and enjoy their home here in Santa Barbara.

Benito!   – Delivery & “Service with a Smile”

Benito is our latest and greatest addition to our Sol Wave team.   He comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and background in customer service.  You can count on BEnito for accurate deliveries, prompt service, and pleasant interactions.


Lori Zahn – Co-Owner/Wife  & “The Water Lady”

Lori has 16 years experience in the water conditioning arena.  Providing great customer service, a woman’s touch to the company (and look at that great hair…she obviously has a water softener!) is also well versed in construction knowledge and is a commercial real estate agent with Radius Commercial Real Estate.  You can count on us to give you the best customer service and outstanding results.  You will also find us at just about ALL community events in our city.

For More information on my background please see my LinkedIn Profile

Contact Sol Wave Water Today

Email Us      805-845-5443