Public Works Department
Public Works is responsible for daily proactive and reactive maintenance functions for Town facilities, public roads, water quality and distribution, stormwater controls, and public parks. On any given day, you may see the team pressure washing, grading roads, sampling water for cleanliness, repairing water lines, exercising valves, hydrant flow testing, clearing storm drains of sediment and litter, or trimming trees. All of these activities, and more, we handle with pride, knowing that they provide for the overall safety and well being of residents and visitors. We thank you for allowing us the privilege to serve you.
|Public Works routinely maintains our 2 water wells, records water withdrawal information, performs water treatment, conducts plant maintenance, and insures water quality through daily testing.
|The department is responsible for repair and maintenance of all the water mains and services in the Town of Oakland. The Town has over 1,200 metered connections.
|Public Works maintains and repairs all 130 hydrants in the Town. Typical maintenance activities include flow or pressure testing, painting hydrants, and hydrant flushing.
|Streets & Drainage
|Responsibilities include coordinating the maintenance of all Town streets, sidewalks, and right-of-way mowing.
|The Town is responsible for Town-owned lights, which include Town Center and our parks. A majority of the street lighting is owned and operated by Duke Energy. The Public Works Department, along with Oakland Police Department, report malfunctioning lamps on a frequent basis. You may also report a malfunctioning street light to Duke Energy.
|Public Works is responsible for maintaining street signage and coordinating maintenance of traffic light and school signals.
|The department is responsible for coordinating maintenance and clearing of all Town drainage pipes, ditches, and swales in order to provide for proper water flow and drainage.
|The department schedules and executes mowing of Town right-of-ways and stormwater ponds. For privately-owned or Orange County owned stormwater ponds and swales, the department coordinates maintenance on a semi-annual basis.
|Unique to Oakland, a majority of the residential streets are unpaved. For the 12 miles of paved Town-owned streets, the department contracts a sweeping program semi-annually.
Michael ParkerPublic Works Director
Public WorksPhysical Address
50 E Gulley Ave
Oakland, FL 34760
50 E Gulley Ave Oakland FL 34760
P.O. Box 98
Oakland, FL 34760
Phone: 407-656-1117 ext. 2304Fax: 407-656-2940
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
For After Hour Water Emergencies Only
Please call 407-427-8835