The Department of Public Works is responsible for functions critical to preserving the City infrastructure, including water meter maintenance and preserving common areas such as streets, sidewalks, fire hydrants, stormwater drains and basins, and road right-of-ways. Department staff is also responsible to work with private contractors in the collection of solid waste, and to provide water and wastewater services.
This department also maintains landscape and facilities of common areas, such as City parks other than Whispering Pines, road medians and easements/right-of ways.
Katie Cottrell, Public Works Director
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- Produced and treated more than 423 million gallons of water for residents, schools, medical community, businesses and restaurants during the 2008 calendar year.
- Upgraded the roof and doors at the Citrus Avenue water plant facility.
- Installed an additional water well at 581-Pleasant Grove well-field.
- Upgraded three sewer system pumping stations to include new pumps and electrical panels.
- Resurfaced fourteen (14) city streets according to the City 5 year plan in the past year.
- Maintained more than 6.6 square miles of paved and unpaved roadways.
- Added twenty (20) residential property owners in the Tsala Gardens subdivision to the Inverness Water Utility System.
- Secured a grant from the Division of Forestry to expand the tree inventory program of the City.
- Administratively coordinated support for residential and commercial waste disposal for 2890 residences and 340 businesses.
- Maintained storm drains, catch basins and drainage retention areas through out the city.
- Maintained roadway easements and 46 city owned lots by mowing, trimming and clearing sidewalks of residual debris.
- Extended water lines along Independence Blvd. to Inverness Villages-Phase 1.
- Read 4,479 water meters per month.
- Completed an average of 250 work orders per month.
- Replaced over 350 water meters to improve performance of the water system.
- Maintained fire hydrants by scheduled flushing and replaced 4 units.
- Inventoried and mapped all fire hydrant locations served by city water lines for quick reference during emergency conditions.
- Coordinated project tasks to renovate N. Pine Street Municipal Parking Lot.