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115 S. Andrews Ave., Suite A600
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone: 954-357-6410
Fax: 954-357-6340

Public Works Department Administration provides management guidance and direction for the operation of the Department as a whole. The Department's responsibilities encompass the design, construction and maintenance of all County buildings, as well as the provision of a potable water supply and wastewater collection for unincorporated Broward County residents; and recycling and disposal of all solid waste and trash generated in Broward County.

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The Construction Management Division consists of a group of design and construction professionals, architects, engineers, and construction managers that direct the planning, design and construction process for new and renovated County facilities.
The Facilities Maintenance Division provides program and administrative management of the maintenance and repairs, roads and grounds, utilities, minor renovations and capital maintenance, cleaning, paid parking, security, and real property management of all County facilities and properties. 
The Highway and Bridge Maintenance Division maintains and improves the County's road and street system, operates drawbridges, and oversees mosquito control operations. The Division is responsible for the Cleaning and Mowing of Rights-Of-Way, Street Patching, Resurfacing, Intersection Improvements, Canal Maintenance and Construction, Guardrail Maintenance, Bridge Maintenance, Street Cleaning, and Stormwater Drainage Installation.
The Highway Construction and Engineering Division oversees project management for major roadway improvement projects and design and construction of Parks' facilities. The Division is also responsible for engineering plan review, permitting, and roadway inspection services for improvements to Trafficway roads and County roadways. The Division provides surveying, design, and project management services for intersection improvement and congestion management projects, as well as support services for other County agencies. Highway Construction and Engineering participates in the Land Development Review process and coordinates and reviews right-of-way deeds, subdivision plats and conducts public records maintenance.
The Traffic Engineering Division provides for the safe and efficient movement of pedestrians, cyclists and vehicular traffic within the County. The Division's main customer base is the public at large and the Broward County business community (e.g. developers, consultants, and contractors).
The Seaport Construction and Engineering Division develops and administers the seaport's extensive capital improvements program. Also, the division has responsibility over strategic planning, architectural and engineering design, harbor maintenance/dredging, construction administration, surveys, engineering records, zoning, building code conformance, land development and a full range of environmental programs, including mitigation, wildlife protection, biological monitoring and environmental permits.
Waste and Recycling Services offers a comprehensive waste management and recycling system for the residents of Broward County. Through its operation, the agency provides community residents with viable methods to waste management issues by offering program solutions which include land filling and waste-to-energy (which creates and supplies electricity to many homes in the area), garbage collection, trash transfer stations, disposal of household hazardous waste, and electronics recycling collection.
Water and Wastewater Services is committed to providing cost-effective water and wastewater management and programs while maintaining the quality of life in Broward County through sound environmental practices. The agency plans, design, and construct facilities to ensure adequate capacity for potable water, sewer and storm water, and provide retail water and sewer services for over 50,000 customers. Water and Wastewater Services is also responsible for pumping, treating and distributing water, as well as providing for collection, treatment, reuse and disposal of wastewater for over 600,000 citizens. The agency is also involved in the operation of waterways, water control structures and well systems to provide flood management; and canal management services supporting aquifer recharge as well as removal of aquatic vegetation from certain bodies of water throughout Broward County.

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