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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 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.

2019-20 Goals and Objectives 

  1. Coordinate with the City Attorney’s Office and the Finance Department to develop a plan to meet the requirements of Senate Bill 998, regarding the shut-off of delinquent customers.
  2. Complete legal requirements of Proposition 218 regarding proposed water and sewer rate increases, to accommodate increased costs, and bring recommendations to the City Council for consideration.
  3. To further extend the life of the existing Landfill, develop and submit a technical memorandum for review by the Regional Water Quality Control Board, to expand the Santa Maria Regional Landfill Cell 1 liner system.
  4. Expand the City’s organics recycling program by approximately five percent to demonstrate continued compliance with Assembly Bill 1826 Commercial Organics Recycling regulations and to maintain waste diversion from the Landfill.
  5. Evaluate the future Landfill location alternative of the Los Flores Ranch Integrated Waste Management Facility, to minimize environmental risk impacts and reduce construction costs, and present findings to the City Manager for consideration.
  6. Resume fluoridation of the municipal water supply, per City Council direction.
  7. Solicit bids for new cross connection tracking software, to improve the management of testing, regulatory, and emergency issues within the municipal water system and to help prevent cross contamination of potable water.
  8. To protect and ensure sewer service and minimize the potential for sewer overflows, clean 100 miles of sewer pipe and inspect via video camera 10 miles of sewer pipe.
  9. To protect public health, complete testing of the City’s water system in compliance with the Federal Lead and Copper Rule.
  10. Evaluate alternatives and implement the most cost effective plan for the continued operation of the NHIS program initiated in 2003.



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