Public Services Department
1070 Shoreline Drive
Gulf Breeze, Florida
The City of Gulf Breeze Department of Public Services provides many of the basic services that affect the daily lives of everyone who lives and works in Gulf Breeze. Things we take for granted — pure drinking water, environmentally-safe sewers, well paved streets with lighting, are included in the responsibilities of Public Services.
The Public Services Department’s key responsibilities are: the design construction and maintenance of the City’s infrastructure, including water, sewer, natural gas, streets, ditches, sidewalks, and traffic control.
The annual operating budget of the Department is approximately $3.6 million, derived from a number of sources, including user fees and utility rates. Public Services also oversees a FY 2016 capital improvements budget of $500 thousand dollars.
The Department is organized into three areas: Streets & Drainage, Water & Sewer, and Natural Gas.
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City of Gulf Breeze Septic Tank Elimination Program (STEP)
Septic systems, while effective in the proper conditions, do not offer the best environmental solution for domestic waste treatment in many conditions. Poor soils, aging systems, increased use and development density changes can cause existing septic systems to malfunction. Additionally, poorly draining soils, shallow groundwater or flood prone areas can cause septic systems to be unusable during certain times of the year. Any existing residence with a septic system is eligible for this program. Existing platted, vacant residential lots may also be considered. Undeveloped property larger than 1 acre and commercial facilities are not eligible. Priority of available city funding will be according to need and environmental benefit.
City of Gulf Breeze Annual Drinking Water Quality report
Stormwater Utility and NPDES Permit
The City of Gulf Breeze Department of Public Services also maintains the City’s stormwater system and is responsible for a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit. The conditions of the permit require the City to provide responsible maintenance of the system and to provide education about pollution reduction to the public.
TO REPORT ANY PROBLEMS OR DISCHARGES TO STORMWATER OR SURROUNDING WATER WAYS, PLEASE CALL 850-934-5110.
Below is a video about protecting our water ways