The Public Works Department is responsible for overseeing a wide range of services related to public infrastructure and facilities. These services include the distribution and collection of utilities, environmental management, fleet management, reverse osmosis water treatment plant (ROWTP), stormwater management, street maintenance, technical services, utility maintenance, and wastewater treatment. The department is tasked with ensuring that public utilities are functioning properly and efficiently, managing waste disposal and recycling programs, maintaining government vehicles, managing stormwater runoff, and maintaining streets and other public infrastructure. Additionally, the Public Works Department is responsible for managing and maintaining the WRF (Wastewater Treatment and Reclamation Facility).
To furnish exceptional services through sustainable stewardship of resources, proactive management of infrastructure, and development of a growing and innovative culture.
To provide the community with continuous services and resilient infrastructure.
The Distribution and Collection Division inspects, maintains, repairs and locates the City’s drinking water, reclaimed water, wastewater piping systems and related meters and appurtenances.
The goal of the Environmental Management Division is to support environmental compliance, lead the City of Oldsmar in a more sustainable direction, and integrate sustainable concepts into the culture and structure of the City. This Division assists Public Works in implementing extensive regulatory programs and permits that require continual environmental monitoring, reporting, technical expertise, data management, and inspection.
The Fleet Maintenance Division repairs, services, and maintains all vehicles, rolling equipment, and small motor equipment.
The Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plant (ROWTP) Division provides high-quality, safe potable water, and reliable water service for fire-protection; while meeting or exceeding the state and federal agency environmental and drinking water standards.
The Stormwater Division provides excellent service to the city's stormwater management facilities and its customers, and provides environmental stewardship of its natural waterbodies.
The Streets Division is responsible for the maintenance and repair of all streets, rights-of-way, curbs, and sidewalks. The Division removes debris from rights-of-way, repairs utility cuts for the Distribution and Collection Division in paved areas and installs, repairs, and maintains all traffic control signs, and coordinates with Pinellas County and FDOT. The Division is also responsible for coordinating with the Technical Services Division for all Public Works’ improvements of the City’s infrastructure.
The Technical Services Division preserves and expands the City’s infrastructure through project management, engineering, and construction management. The division is responsible for project management and construction oversight of the Public Works Department’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) projects. The Division provides stewardship of rights-of-way to ensure the interests of the public are maintained.
The Utilities Maintenance Division provides mechanical and electrical maintenance for the Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plant and wells, the Water Reclamation Facility, lift stations and wells.
The Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) Division provides reliable and efficient advanced wastewater treatment for all wastewater that enters the City’s sanitary sewer collection system and produce high-quality reclaimed water, while meeting or exceeding the environmental regulatory requirements of the appropriate state and federal agencies.