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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.
  • Organics Recycling Frequently Asked Questions

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


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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.

2022-23 Goals and Objectives

  1. Develop and release requests for proposals for sewer flow monitoring to assess current conditions and provide data to inform and update the sewer model which will inform a future update to the Utilities Capacity Study (UCS). The UCS identifies current and build-out capacity deficiencies based on the City’s General Plan within the City’s water and wastewater systems and recommends capital improvement projects that allow the City to continue to provide reliable and cost-effective services through City buildout.


  2. Develop and release a request for proposals for professional services to develop an approach and schedule toward compliance with the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board’s General Permit discharge requirements at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.


  3. Request City Council to authorize the City Manager or designee to submit a Notice of Intent to the Regional Water Quality Control Board to enroll in the General Permit (Waste Discharge Requirements Order No. R3- 2020-0020) for the Wastewater Treatment Plant to continue ensuring the safe disposal of sewage.


  4. To protect public health and safeguard the safety of the City’s water supply, complete testing of the City’s water system in compliance with the Federal Lead and Copper Rule.


  5. To protect and ensure sewer service and minimize the potential for sewer overflows, clean 100 miles of sewer pipe and inspect 10 miles of sewer pipe via video camera.


  6. Initiate assessment of scope and cost for a new building and facilities at the Santa Maria Regional Landfill to consolidate all Utilities operating divisions and administration functions at one location. Consolidation at the Landfill site will result in departmental efficiencies and a more effective span of control for a department of more than 100 employees.


  7. Release a Request for Proposals for engineering design services to reroute existing landfill gas lines located in the closed-active area. The existing gas lines are located underground and will be relocated aboveground to improve landfill gas collection, mitigate issues with the landfill gas condensate system, and allow for more efficient operation and maintenance of the landfill gas collection system. •


  8. Submit a draft design report for review by the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board to implement the design, permitting, and construction of Cell 1 Phase II Extension Project to extend the life of the existing landfill. This extension will help the City generate additional revenues for the closure of the current site and construction of the future landfill.


  9. Develop a groundwater sampling plan as required for compliance with the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board to identify and understand the extent of potential release from the Santa Maria Regional Landfill for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).


  10. Initiate an Edible Food Recovery Program for the City in accordance with Senate Bill 1383, which requires jurisdictions to implement an Edible Food Recovery Program to increase access to edible food recovery organizations. Food recovery helps to provide food to individuals in need, conserve resources, and reduce waste thrown in landfills.

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