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City Commissioners:


Camille Hernandez

Scott Black

William L. Dennis

Eunice M. Penix

James D. Shive

City Manager
William C. Poe, Jr.

City Attorney
Karla Owens

City Hall is located at:
14206 Highway 98 Bypass
Dade City, FL 33525

City Commission Chambers and City Hall Annex are located at:
14150 5th Street
38008 Meridian Avenue
Dade City, FL 33525

Hours: Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 1355
Dade City, FL 33526-1355

Contact Us:
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      Water Bill inquiries please call 352-523-5053

Public Utilities

Requests for proposals/qualifications are posted on the News page.

Gordon Onderdonk, City Engineer - Ext. 306
(352) 521-1461

Jeff Lanphere, Public Utilities Operation Manager - Ext. 302
(352) 521-1461

(Office Hours 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

Heather Washburn, Administrative Assistant - Ext. 301

Katy Gomez, Administrative Assistant

This division operates and maintains seven (7) public drinking water supply wells and two (2) ground storage facilities and ensures compliance with all the Interim Primary Drinking Water Standards and Environmental Regulations. This division's function is also to monitor/maintain and provide the necessary repairs to our water distribution system and wastewater collection facilities. Other division tasks are conducting annual water audits and implementing conservation measures to account for any water losses which might occur through system leaks or unmetered water uses.

To conduct system operations in the most efficient way and protect the health and well-being of the community by providing the highest quality of potable water at the most economical cost.


  1. Operation and maintenance of water supply wells and storage facilities
    1. Preparation and submittal of budget needs
    2. Conduct daily operational inspections, make needed repairs and adjustments
    3. Compliance with the Primary Drinking Water Standards (9) year schedule
    4. Conduct annual leak detection and water audit reports
    5. Participate with the TECO-Cogeneration Program & Emergency Preparedness
    6. Compliance & Renewal of the Consumptive Water Use Permit & requirements
    7. Maintain well site facilities (mowing, cleaning, painting, emergency generators etc.)
    8. Maintain City's radio telemetry system and respond on call stand by 24-hr day
  2. Maintenance of the water distribution system & wastewater collection facilities
    1. Daily inspections and maintenance of 27 wastewater lift stations
    2. Ongoing leak detection & repairs to City's water mains
    3. Water quality flushing program 2" mains
    4. Service meter & hydrant replacement program
    5. Cleaning of wastewater lift stations and sewer mains
  3. Ensuring compliance with environmental regulations (water & wastewater)
    1. Coordinate lab-testing schedules with pertaining regulatory agencies and laboratories
    2. Submit monthly, weekly, quarterly operational reports to regulatory agencies
    3. Research regulations for monitoring waivers and compositing when applicable
  4. Provide engineering services
    1. Comply with all pertaining regulatory agency requirements
    2. Oversee water and wastewater projects
    3. Provide engineering support to all other departments
The Wastewater Division operates and maintains the Dade City Wastewater Treatment Plant.  The administration and plant personnel are charged with the large responsibility of protecting the health, safety and welfare of the public.  In addition, adequate plant operation results in protection of the environment, natural resources and wildlife.  The operation of this facility requires the highest performance of available personnel to obtain the most economic operation possible.

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