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WastewaterPaul Stanek
Assistant Public Works & Utilities Director 
1140 MLK Jr. Avenue 
P.O. Box 1348
Dunedin, FL 34698
Office 727-298-3256
Fax 727-298-3249
Email: pstanek@dunedinfl.net

Hours of Operation: 7:00 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
After Hours Emergencies (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) 727-462-0534

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Our Mission Statement:

To provide for the health, safety, and welfare of the community through the performance of effective collection and treatment of wastewater in compliance with City, State, and Federal regulations in an efficient manner while providing superior customer service and maintaining cost controls.
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The City currently maintains approximately 140 miles of sanitary sewer mains, 17 miles of force mains, 3,100+ manholes, approximately 56 miles of laterals (right-of-way service lines to homes), and 42 lift stations.     

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The City also has a Television and Seal Truck to visually inspect the sanitary sewer mains, while in use and with no disruption to service. This equipment allows the City to take a proactive approach to prevent damage caused by deterioration/age or by installation of other utilities that could potentially cause sewer back-ups and/or road failures.

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The City has state-of-the-art equipment such as a radio-based Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) System which provides the Citizens of Dunedin with 24 hour telemetry monitoring of each lift station. This allows us to monitor the status of each lift station to help avert any sanitary sewer spills into the streets or back-ups into homes.

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Helpful Hints:
Help us keep your plumbing bills, and possible rate increases down by observing the following:

Do not put grease down the drains. (Cooking oils, fats, etc.)
Do not put motor oils down the drains. (This is illegal; take oil to a collection site.)
Do not put egg shells down disposals or drains. (Dispose of these in solid waste bins.)
Do not put kitty litter or coffee grounds down disposals or drains. (These gritty materials sink, causing blockages in the line.)

What to do if you have a sanitary sewage stoppage

The CITY OF DUNEDIN responds to sanitary sewer stoppages 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. If you experience a sanitary sewer stoppage:

  1. Owner or resident should call the City's Wastewater Division prior to calling a plumber. Our 24 HOUR, 7 DAYS per week telephone number is (727) 298-3256.
  2. The City will make all necessary repairs for any problem found in the City sewer main to the tap, but not including the connection at the tap made by a plumber. The tap is usually located near the private property line.
  3. If the sewer problem is located in an area that is the property owner's responsibility, the City will advise the caller that they will have to make their own arrangements to have the necessary work done. 

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The above procedures are necessary to determine responsibility for sewer repair.

THE CITY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF WORK WHEN THESE

 PROCEDURES ARE NOT FOLLOWED.

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Information on septic tank abandonment

For septic tank problems or abandonment please phone the Pinellas County Health Department, 4175 East Bay Drive, Clearwater, Fl. 33764 at (727) 538-7277 or click on the following link Pinellas County Health Department (Septic Tanks) and contact the City of Dunedin Building Division/Permitting Section at 727 298-3202 to check for availability to connect to the City of Dunedin sewer system.

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Safe Disposal of Household Medical Supplies

Safe Disposal of Household Medical Supplies

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Wastewater Treatment Facility

Completed in June of 1991, the  City of Dunedin's six million gallon per day Wastewater Facility was designed using the A2O Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR) process. The wastewater primarily consists of the discharge from family dwellings, local businesses, and concentrate flow from the City's Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plant.

The City's Wastewater Plant discharges to a permitted slow-rate public access urban reuse system within the city limits of Dunedin. A permitted surface water discharge to St. Joseph's Sound is maintained as an alternative disposal option. 

The Dunedin Wastewater Environmental Laboratory is located within the Administrative Building of the Treatment Plant.

The primary function is to monitor the plant data for process control and improvement.

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Last updated: 2/8/2017 11:18:02 AM