Agency Works to Improve the County's Infrastructure and Promote a Pristine Environment
For many years, the Water and Wastewater Services Division has been working diligently to improve
the County's infrastructure – water distribution, wastewater force mains and lift stations, sewer mains, drainage, sidewalks, roadways and landscaping associated with these projects – to enhance the quality of life for thousands of residents and
help ensure a healthy environment.
Last year, the Division completed 68 projects and currently has five more projects planned for 2014 with a total cost of $684 million. Overall, crews have eliminated more than 10,600 septic tanks and replaced more than 500 miles of pipe – equivalent to laying a pipeline from Fort Lauderdale to Savannah, Georgia. More...
E911 Operations Garner the Attention of Florida's E911 Board
Broward County’s Office of Communications Technology (OCT) is not only changing the face of emergency response in Broward County, but is also making an impact on the state scene.
OCT was established by the County to manage, administer and provide oversight of the countywide consolidated E911 communication system. A significant part of OCT’s responsibilities is to develop, design and maintain the infrastructure to respond to E911 calls on a 24/7 basis, thereby enabling rapid emergency response to 911 callers for lifesaving assistance in Broward County. These responsibilities transitioned to the County in October 2012 as part of a plan to consolidate municipality 911 response operations into a regional consolidated 911 system. Recently, officials visited OCT from the state of Florida E911 Board to hear a presentation of the County’s initiative.