As Santa Barbara (Gold Coast) natives, we understand the importance of local service and accountability.

Sol Wave Water is truly a locally owned and operated water company in Santa Barbara, California.  Servicing your water softener/soft water and drinking water needs from Van Nuys/Malibu, Ventura County, Carpinteria, Santa Barbara, Montecito, Goleta and Santa Ynez, Lompoc, Santa Maria and all of San Luis Obispo County.  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 residential to commercial systems. We know the fluctuations and characteristics of The Gold Coast water, It enables us to provide you the correct water softening or drinking water equipment to insure maximum efficiency. We love our community and are always here to help our friends, neighbors and non-profits.  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. Let us test your old water softener to see if it is functioning correctly.  An old piece of equipment could be throwing hundreds or thousands of gallons down the drain. We at Sol Wave Water can help put the savings back where it belongs, in your pocket!  We can discuss ways to reclaim your water and get you obtain a water softener that holds up to our very hard water conditions.  From the moment you call us (yes we answer live!) for drinking water service, water softening equipment, maintenance or service we are here for you.   Feel free to stop by our office anytime to speak with the experts that will have the correct solution for your water needs.




Meet the Awesome Crew

Steve Nipper – President/Owner & “Water Guru”

I started Sol Wave Water 11 years ago to help people and businesses with their water issues with solutions.   I have over 32 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.  Soft water for your shower and dishes, filtered/purified/alkaline water for drinking, or Ultra-High Purity for your aerospace manufacturing application, I can help.  We are just concluding our Alpha test on resolving the high copper levels in some Montecito homes, we have been successful and are looking for two more houses with the issue to begin Beta testing.  As a local Santa Barbara (born and raised!) resident I understand our water and how to correct people’s individual water needs.  Direct line to reach me 805-845-5443 or Contact

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

Cheryl – Accounts Receivable/Payable “On the Phone & Live at the Office”

Time certainly flies and we couldn’t be happier that Cheryl joined our team several years ago and is another amazing addition to the Crew.  With a background in Engineering at UCSB and 20 years of retail customer service, Cheryl can dig into any question on service, billing or payment options.  She is a creative soul and loves to sew and design clothing.    Cheryl is the one to call or email. Contact

Andrew –  Customer Service

Andrew “rejoined” our team….lucky us!    We were sad to see him leave us and SO excited that he is now back on the team!!   Andrew exudes customer service and  is an absolute treasure.  He is the point person that will help you with anything you need “water” related of course.

Daniel-  Customer Service/Office/Bookkeeping Assistance

Daniel is our latest addition to the crew!    He comes to use with a plethora of skills.   Daniel hit the ground running and is proving very quickly that he is going to be another rising star here at Sol Wave!   Daniel is a native Santa Barbarian and loves his city.

Joseph,  Warehouse Tech

Joseph just accepted the position of Warehouse Tech!   He started with us a Delivery Driver,  learned  his position quickly with the assistance of his co-workers.  When needed you will see Joseph as  backup driver carefully delivering your salt, potassium, bottled water and tanks with care (and with a smile).  We refer to him as “The Flash”!   He is prompt and quick with his deliveries.  He is now assisting us in the Warehouse!!  Congrats Flash!

Brandon, Driver (the man with the smile)

Brandon has many skills that assist him in being one of our best drivers.    He is happy to deliver your Sol Wave Water products to your door.   Brandon loves to work with his hands and is always available to his team to help with any task.

K. D., Driver Extraordinaire (Delivering delicious yummy water to you!)

We continue to add valuable personnel to our team!  K.D. comes to us with water experience and is a fantastic delivery driver.   This is not an easy task and K.D. does it with ease!  He is an absolute team player and shines with the progress he has made so far!    When he is not on the delivery route he is spending time with his family and new little girl!

Colton,  Service Technician

Colton joins our team  and is working closely with Shayne to grab all the knowledge he can absorb!  Colton is quickly acquiring the skills necessary to assist you with your next install.

Shayne, Sr. Service Technician, (Install Maintenance and so much more!

Shayne has quickly attained the knowledge and skills to become an excellent service technician.   He has his the inquisitive nature that lends him the ability to troubleshoot quickly.   He is a rising star with a solid background in customer service and strong technical ability.   Not to mention just a darn nice guy!  Shayne and his lovely wife call Santa Barbara their home!

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

Lori has 24 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 her construction knowledge (yes she does know how to hang drywall) and is a commercial real estate broker with Beachside Partners Multifamily Advisors.  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


September 30, 2015 – Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara

Dear Steve, On Behalf of the Kids, our Board of Directors and staff, thank you so very much for your kind donations…  All the Proceeds from the Golf tournament go directly to the kids programs, to help keep them off the streets in a safe, fun environment

Contact Sol Wave Water Today

Email Us      805-845-5443