Jorge Quintas, P.E. Public Works & Utilities Director / City Engineer
P.O. Box 1348
737 Louden Ave, 2nd Floor Dunedin, FL 34698
Paul Stanek, Assistant Public Works & Utilities Director
P.O. Box 1348
1401 CR1, Dunedin, FL 34698
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PLEASE CONTACT US AT THE FOLLOWING:
In person at 750 Milwaukee Ave.
Report Traffic Signal Outages
Traffic signal maintenance is done by Pinellas County. Please report malfunctions to the Pinellas County Signal Shop at 727-464-8926 or use the online form to report a Traffic Sign or Signal Issue or call Pinellas County Sheriff's Office North District Station 727-582-6900
Report Street Light Outages
Street lights within the Dunedin City limits are maintained by Duke Energy of Florida. To report outages or street light problems call 727-443-2641 or use the online form Street Light Outage Form.
The Department of Public Works and Utilities includes seven separate divisions; each providing a unique set of services to the community. Services provided include; Engineering, Fleet, Potable Water (including fields wells), Reclaimed Water, Wastewater, Solid Waste (including Recycling & Sustainability Programs) and Public Services (Streets, Stormwater & Facility Maintenance).
Implementation of the capital budget is the primary function of Engineering. A staff of licensed engineers, designers, and project managers provide technical support to all departments in the city. Their work includes in-house design for roadway and drainage projects, water & sewer projects, site plan reviews, permitting, grant writing, construction management & inspection, bid document preparation, utility availability, etc. Engineering also oversees contracting for services from consultants for specialized designs, planning functions, and miscellaneous studies.
Dunedin's Fleet Division procures, maintains and fuels the City's rolling stock. In early 2007, the City Commission approved a plan to phase in alternative fuel and hybrid vehicles when and where appropriate. This Division services 301 units including everything from large sanitation trucks and specialized fire apparatus to mowing equipment for the Parks Division. Gasoline and diesel fuel are provided from twin 12,000 gallon storage tanks. This fuel is purchased through a cooperative program for cost effectiveness. Engine fluids, batteries and tires are recycled as part of standard procedures.
Public Services division provides for the health, safety and welfare of the community through the management of City streets, sidewalks, stormwater infrastructure and facility buildings. Public Services oversees the Facility Maintenance
sections of the City.
Public Services Division...
Reclaimed water is a valuable product of our wastewater treatment plant process. We currently provide up to 3.5 MGD (million gallons per day) of reclaimed water to customers for irrigation purposes. This water serves as an offset or savings to potable water usage that would otherwise be needed to meet customer irrigation demands. This offset helps to preserve our groundwater for future generations. During our dry season (February 1 through June 30) we have the capability to augment our reclaimed water supplies with groundwater to meet seasonal peak demands. Dunedin was one of the first cities in Florida to receive approval for groundwater augmentation by the Southwest Florida Water Management District.
Reclaimed Water Division...
The Solid Waste Division provides residential and commercial garbage collection within the City and to certain unincorporated areas of Pinellas County. Residential collection is once-a-week using an automated barrel system while commercial service is provided on a six-day schedule using traditional dumpster containers. Roll-off construction containers are also available. The Solid Waste Division collects approximately 50,000 tons of material annually. Recycling is available to residents at two drop-off locations (Lake Haven Road & Ed Eckert Drive). The City of Dunedin's Sustainability Program is administered through this Division.
Solid Waste & Recycling Division...
Constructed in 1991, our wastewater treatment plant is designed to handle an average daily flow of 6 MGD (million gallons per day) with peak flow of 12.6 MGD utilizing the A20 mode of activated sludge processing of wastewater for biological nutrient removal. Our daily wastewater treatment is currently averaging 4.3 MGD. Two chlorine contact chambers provide disinfection of filter effluent. This effluent is pumped into the City's reclaimed water distribution system for customer irrigation purposes. This division operates and maintains over 130 miles of sanitary sewer, 20 miles of force main, 42 lift stations and over 3,000 manholes. Routine maintenance includes televising lines, smoke testing to control inflow and infiltration, and lining of pipes and manholes to minimize disruptive open-cut excavating.
Dunedin's water is independent and does not rely on regional resources to meet community needs. Dunedin has its own wellfield consisting of 26 potable water production wells (pumping capacity of 9.5 million gallons per day) which provide feed water to our reverse osmosis water treatment plant constructed in 1992. Production staff operate & maintain treatment plant systems while distribution staff install and maintain our water mains, valves, fire hydrants and backflow devices. The Water Division has completed the conversion from manual read water meters to meters read via electronic signal (AMR). The Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) technology increases efficiencies and reduces costs. Water conservation practices are stressed through this division to protect our finite supply of water.