Department of Environment and Infrastructure
The Department of Environment and Infrastructure resulted from a merging of three existing county departments—Public Works, Utilities and Coastal Management and Watershed Management. The consolidation is designed to combine three very vibrant work cultures while providing cost effective and efficient services to Pinellas County residents.
The DEI merger has created the following:
- Engineering and Technical Support – Manages the planning, design and construction administration of county infrastructure and contains the functions of surveying and mapping, coastal management and hydrogeology. It is an updated configuration of the earlier merger of the engineering departments of Public Works and Utilities.
- Solid Waste – Manages the landfill, Waste-to-Energy facility and recycling and education programs, including the household electronic and chemical collection center, drop off recycling, and business waste management programs. This division also manages reef construction, the mulch program, hauler licensing and franchise collection.
- Transportation and Stormwater – Manages street and bridge maintenance, traffic engineering and traffic management, along with the functions of vegetation, mosquito control, tree management, coastal and watershed management.
- Water and Sewer – Manages the water and wastewater treatment facility operations, the water quality monitoring and laboratory functions, including the Industrial Pretreatment Program and Grease Management Program; the operation of the distribution, collection and transmission systems; and enforcement of water restrictions. This division also provides educational presentations to the general public.