PUBLIC WORKS - OPERATIONS
The Streets and Street Lighting Section is responsible for the repairs and maintenance of 360 lane miles of asphalt pavement, 250 miles of sidewalk, 200 miles of curb/gutters, 29 City-owned bridges, 33 miles of Alleyways and 7,300 feet of seawalls (City-owned). Street Lighting responsibility includes 6,200 street lights, 250 miles of underground wiring, and 1,600 landscape up lights.
The Water Section is responsible to provide reliable and high quality water that protects public health and safety and complies with all federal, state and local regulations. The Division is responsible for operation, repair and maintenance of City's water distribution system. The water section focuses on preventative maintenance programs with the goal of reducing water leaks, water main breaks and fire hydrants out of service. This includes 180 miles of piping, 23,000 water valves, 750 fire lines, 1,000 fire hydrants, 86 water crossings, 4 water storage tanks ( 3 million gallons each), 5 water pump stations and 12,500 water meters.
The Sewer Section is responsible to operate and maintain a reliable sanitary sewer system that protects public health and safety and complies with all federal, state and local regulations. The Division installs, maintains the City’s sewer collection and conveyance system and its appurtenances. This includes 152 miles of sanitary pipes, 2,750 sewer manholes and 23 sewer pump stations. It is responsible for the efficient collection and conveyance of approximately 26 million gallons of sewer per day, including the waste water from four neighborhood cities in the north.
The Storm Water Utility Section is responsible for operating and maintaining a reliable stormwater collection and conveyance system that protects public health and safety and complies with all federal, state and local regulations. This includes 59 miles of drainage pipes, 82 gravity drainage wells, 4 injection wells, 353 stormwater outfalls. 172 drainage basins, 6,000 catch basins and 3,000 manholes. This division is responsible to reduce and eliminate polluted storm water run-off; complying with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit requirements; and relieving flooding conditions.
The City of Miami Beach Public Works Department was awarded accreditation by the American Public Works Association on May 25th, 2007. The Department was the 42nd Public Works agency in all the North America including Canada and, 3rd in the State of Florida. The APWA accreditation program recognizes Public Works agencies that exceed the requirements of the management practices in the Public Works industry.