District Staff

A team of professionals here to serve the Carpinteria community.

General Manager - Craig Murray, P.E.

Craig Murray joined the Carpinteria Sanitary District in May 2004. He is a registered Civil Engineer in California. Prior to his appointment as the District General Manager he worked as a consulting engineer serving municipal water and wastewater clients. Craig holds a bachelor’s degree from UC Santa Barbara and a master’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.  He is a long-time member of the Rotary Club of Carpinteria.

District Administration

The District’s administrative staff is comprised of three individuals.  Kim Garcia serves as the District Administrator and she is responsible for District accounting and fiscal issues as well as for personnel/human resources.  In her role. Kim also serves as the Clerk to the Board of Directors. Kiley Mora, is an Administrative Assistant,  responsible for all day to day administrative functions for the agency.  The District’s Engineering Technician, Lance Lawhon, is responsible for user connections, construction permits, annexations and source control matters. Lance also performs construction inspections and related field services.

Treatment Plant Operations

The District’s wastewater treatment facility is run by a team of highly qualified plant operators, all licensed by the State of California, under the guidance of Operations Manager, Mark Bennett. Mark is supported by the District’s Treatment Supervisor, Mark Rogers and the Laboratory Supervisor, Jacob Broad.  Paul Sweningson, Branson Taylor, John Valikonis, Vinicio Pacheco, Christian Jimenez and Joseph Aguilar make up the rest of the operations group. This department is responsible for daily operation of the facility, ongoing maintenance and system improvement and regulatory compliance.

Collection System

The District’s wastewater collection system is maintained by a staff of skilled individuals with extensive experience in sewer system operation and maintenance. The collection system is managed by Collection System Supervisor, Tim Gallup. Tim is supported by three collection operators, Eddie Saenz, Nick Razo and Roberto Luna. As a group, this crew is responsible for cleaning and maintaining 42 linear miles of sewer pipeline and approximately 4,500 lower lateral sewers throughout the City of Carpinteria and surrounding areas.

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