Distribution & Collection, aka D&C, is responsible for all the utility piping and meters within Oldsmar. They maintain nearly 200 miles of water and sewer pipes, 650 fire hydrants, and over 5,000 meters. D&C also locates underground utilities in the Right-of-Way for all construction projects within the city.
Have you seen small marker flags around the roadways and sidewalks in Oldsmar and wondered why they are there? These are called locate flags. Utilities use these "locates" to mark underground lines. To help ensure the health and safety of our citizens and environment, Florida enacted Sunshine 811 laws that require anyone doing any digging to call 811 to have appropriate utilities come out to locate and mark lines. Knowing where utilities are before you dig can save time, expense, and lives. Click here to learn more about Sunshine 811.
So, if you see flags around town, please do not remove them. And if you plan on digging, please call 811 before you dig to ensure you do not accidentally hit a utility line.
Have you seen these around your property and wondered what they were?
These are sewer clean out pipes. They provide access to the lateral line that connects your home to the public sewer line. Clean outs allow clearance of your line and reduce the need to call a plumber or further damage from a sewer backup. It is important to keep these clean outs clear and unobstructed to allow for quick access to clear clogs.