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The City of Santa Maria Utilities Department has a mobile app for both iPhone and Android phones that allows residents to search Trash and Recycling collection schedules, pay your utility bills, identify recyclable and hazardous waste materials, search City events and much more.

The City of Santa Maria app can be downloaded from the App Store for the iPhone and the Google Play store for Android. Simply search “CSM Mobile” for iPhone and “City of Santa Maria Mobile” for Android and look for the City logo or click the following links:



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2065 E. Main Street
Santa Maria, CA 93454

Hours of Operation: Daily 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
On weekends call 925-0951 ext. 7253 for information.
The Santa Maria Regional Landfill will close for various holidays throughout the year; please call (805) 925-0951 ext. 7270 for more information.

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The Department of Utilities is responsible for delivering high quality water to your faucet, treating wastewater, refuse collection, recycling, operating the Santa Maria Regional Landfill and its Household Hazardous Waste Facility, street sweeping, and regulatory compliance. The Water Resources Operation and Maintenance Section is responsible for supplying residents with an adequate supply of potable water for domestic, industrial, and fire protection purposes. This includes imported State Water, maintaining wells and City reservoirs that have a total capacity of 20 million gallons, and over 450 miles of water mains. Solid Waste Collection and Disposal Services consist of six distinct areas: Refuse collection/residential; refuse collection/commercial; landfill disposal operations, street sweeping, recycling operations, and regulatory compliance.  

  • For Questions about your Trash or Water service, please call (805) 925-0951 ext. 7270.
  • For Questions about your Utility Bill, please call (805) 925-0951 ext. 2217.
  • Questions regarding water quality or assistance with water conservation may be directed to the Utilities Department (805) 925-0951 ext. 7270.

To report unsafe water or wastewater (sewer) conditions contact the Utilities Department at (805) 925-0951 extension 7270.

UTILITY BILLING: General Information

UTILITY BILLING: Starting & Discontinuing Service
(Managed by the Utility Billing Division of the Finance Department.)




Utilities Department
2065 E. Main Street
Santa Maria, CA 93454


Image Shad Springer SHAD S. SPRINGER

Phone: (805) 925.0951 x7211

Fax: (805) 928-7240





  • Master of Public Administration (University of Wyoming)
  • Bachelor of Science – Civil Engineering (University of Wyoming)
  • Associate of Science – Engineering (Northern Wyoming Community College)
  • Registered Professional Civil Engineer:  California, Arizona, & Wyoming
  • Association of State Floodplain Managers, Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM)
  • Qualified Storm Water Pollution Prevention Designer (QSD) and Practitioner (QSP)
  • Director, Utilities Department, City of Santa Maria
  • Acting Director, Public Works Department, City of Santa Maria
  • Principal Civil Engineer, Engineering Division, City of Santa Maria
  • Assistant Public Works Director, Arizona
  • County Planning Director, Wyoming
  • Administrator, Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board
  • Assistant County Engineer, Wyoming


  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • American Public Works Association
  • Association of State Floodplain Managers


Director of the City's Utilities Department. Responsibilities are:

Review the City's Annual Water Quality Report.



To provide efficient utility services through the use of progressive innovation, excellent customer service, and the wise use of public resources for the long-term benefit of the community.

2016-17 Goals/Objectives 

  1. Continue to explore opportunities to increase the availability of water supplies for the City.
  2. Complete the construction of the woodchip biofilter at Jim May Park to treat nitrate-rich water, as one strategy to protect the quality of the local aquifer.
  3. Continue to work proactively with the RWQCB and the EPA on the development and implementation of the Integrated Plan for Water Quality to achieve numerous water quality objectives of the City.
  4. Update the City’s 2010 Urban Water Management Plan as required by the State, to demonstrate sufficient water resources for the Santa Maria service area, projecting future water demand based on population projections and conducting various water evaluations.
  5. Develop a process for prioritizing the inspection and cleaning of the storm drain system to meet the requirements of the General Permit for the discharge of stormwater.
  6. Explore opportunities for obtaining State or Federal grant funding to help fund projects to improve potable water, wastewater, or storm water quality.
  7. Execute a new recycling contract with a third party for processing recyclable materials collected by the City residential and commercial collections.
  8. Solicit a request for qualifications for an engineering consultant to develop plans, specifications, and estimates for the construction of a transfer station at the existing Santa Maria Regional Landfill, to prepare for transportation of refuse to the future Los Flores Integrated Waste Management Facility.
  9. Identify commercial customers that generate four cubic yards or more of organic waste and develop a trial program for organic waste recycling services, as one strategy to comply with new State mandates for waste diversion.
  10. Evaluate amending City Municipal Code Chapter 8-11 Refuse Collection and Recycling, Section 8-11.02 (franchise or license) and Section 8-11.03 (hauling permit) to require private refuse haulers to deliver materials to the Santa Maria Regional Landfill to assist with the City’s long-term sustainability goals.


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