MAIN NUMBER & HELP DESK 727-547-4575 ext. 250
Mike Helfrich, Director
Public Works maintains a fleet of more than 50 vehicles, including riding lawnmowers, tractors, buses and trucks. We mow, edge, trim, fertilize, and plant our 10-acre, 9-hole golf course and our city's lawns and gardens. We collect over 7,000 tons of household and business garbage and 780 tons of yard waste trash annually. We service more than 24 miles of streets, 75 acres of beaches, 25 miles of sewer lines, more than 500 manholes, a Master Pump Station, and 11 lift stations with more than 1½ million gallons per day flow. We look after 11 miles of storm drains with 161 outfalls to the Bay and Gulf. We anchor buoys, board dune walkovers and empty more than 400 dumpsters. We make signs, fix plumbing, work wood, pour concrete, paint the unpainted, repair tile work and do everything else that has to be done to maintain city buildings. Yet, somehow we manage to stay busy.