Not all residents in Carlsbad receive utilities directly from the City of Carlsbad. The Carlsbad Municipal Water District is a subsidiary district of the City of Carlsbad. To determine if the property is located in the CMWD or another district, view the Water and Sewer District Map.
All of the city's utilities services are billed together and includes water, sewer (wastewater), trash and recycling as needed for residents located within the CMWD. For utility service sign-ups, disconnects, installations and/or payment arrangements, contact the utility billing department at 760-602-2420.
Services for properties in the southern portion of the city are provided by either the Olivenhain Municipal Water District, Leucadia Wastewater District or Vallecitos Water District (water and sewer) and Waste Management (trash and recycling). For utility service sign-ups, disconnects, installations and/or payment arrangements contact the providers listed above.
The Carlsbad Municipal Water District is a subsidiary district of the City of Carlsbad. CMWD's service area covers approximately 85 percent of the city, an area of about 32 square miles. Two major services are delivered by CMWD: water, and recycled water.
The City of Carlsbad provides services for regular trash through an exclusive contract with Waste Management. The City of Carlsbad offers residents and businesses curbside trash disposal services and supports programs that manage the overall waste stream of the city.
Recycling is the process of taking a product at the end of its useful life and using all or part of it to make another product. More than 50 percent of household trash is recyclable. It’s important to recycle, including those household hazardous waste items that don't seem like obvious candidates for recycling.
The City of Carlsbad provides sewer (wastewater) collection services through pipelines, sewer laterals, and pump stations. Carlsbad's wastewater is delivered to the Encina Wastewater Authority, where it is treated and released into the ocean. The city’s collection responsibility begins after the sewage leaves the sewer pipe located on private property.