Department of Environment and Infrastructure
The Department of Environment and Infrastructure resulted from a merging of three existing county departments—Public Works, Utilities and part of Environmental Management. The consolidation is designed to combine three very vibrant work cultures while providing cost effective and efficient services to Pinellas County residents.
- Public Works
From road repair to park construction to traffic signal repair, the Public Works Department includes land survey, transportation, stormwater and mosquito control and plays a major role in developing and maintaining the county’s transportation and surface water management programs.
Utilities provides water and wastewater service to more than 110,000 metered retail customers as well as wholesale water and sewer accounts. Utilities also manages operation of the Waste-to-Energy facility which serves all of the county and promotes numerous conservation programs.
- Coastal Management
The county’s coastline is an essential element to Pinellas County. The long-term management of the beaches and shores includes beach nourishment projects, beach protection programs and partnerships with state and federal agencies.
- Watershed Management
The protection and improvement of the county’s surface waters, such as creeks, streams, lakes, bays and coastal waters is an important facet of the county’s continued dedication to the environment.
The DEI merger has created the following:
- Administrative and Business Support - Enhances DEI’s operations through customer service and administrative support.
- 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.
- Finance – Manages the Budgets of Operating and CIP, revenues and expenditures for DEI.
- Solid Waste – Manages the landfill, Waste-to-Energy facility and recycling operations.
- Transportation and Stormwater – Manages street and bridge maintenance, traffic engineering and traffic management divisions, along with the functions of vegetation, mosquito and tree management and watershed management.
- Water and Sewer – Manages the water and wastewater treatment facility operations, the monitoring and laboratory functions and the maintenance of the distribution and collection systems.