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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.

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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 extension 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.

2020-21 Goals and Objectives 

  1. Coordinate with CalTrans to include the raising and lowering of City-owned storm drain manholes, sewer manholes, and valves in the bid for the CalTrans’ planned resurfacing project on Broadway (Highway 135), to leverage opportunities for reducing capital expenditures.
  2. As part of the City’s preventative maintenance program, temporarily remove a water supply reservoir from service for maintenance and cleaning, to ensure the continued delivery of safe drinking water to the community.
  3. Develop and release a Request for Proposals from engineering firms to design the extension of the waterline from Stowell Road to the Wastewater Treatment Plant to improve the fire system of the plant, establish a potable water supply, and provide a back-up water supply for the existing well.
  4. To protect and ensure sewer service and minimize the potential for sewer overflows, clean at least 100 miles of sewer pipe and inspect at least 10 miles of sewer pipe via video camera.
  5. Solicit a Request for Quotes from qualified vendors to replace the Hazardous Material Storage Building at the Wastewater Treatment Plant to safely store used oil in compliance with various permitting agencies.
  6. Prepare and release a Request for Bids for the purchase of stationary generators and construction of enclosures, in the event of extended blackouts or Public Safety Power Shutoffs, to provide a secure and protected backup power supply to ensure the safe and interrupted operation of three groundwater well sites.
  7. Update and revise the City’s existing Emergency Response Plan for water to incorporate the findings of the risk and resiliency assessment mandated in America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA).
  8. Initiate the process to develop engineering plans and specifications, construction cost estimates, and solid waste facility permit amendments for the expansion of the Cell 1 liner system at the Santa Maria Regional Landfill to further extend its operational life.
  9. Complete the installation and implementation of route planning management software for the Solid Waste Collections section to enhance the efficiency of operations and provide more effective customer service.
  10. Evaluate global positioning systems (GPS) software and equipment to maximize landfill compaction and grade control for the Santa Maria Regional Landfill, to improve operations at the active site, monitor compaction in real-time, and produce timely progress and efficiency reports.



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