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Public Works and Utilities Department

The overall mission of the Public Works and Utilities Department is to develop, maintain and operate an efficient infrastructure system serving the City of Bradenton, and to effectively provide water, sewer and sanitation services to our residents. Maintenance of City parks and various City buildings is also included in the Public Works Department mission.

Click here for contact info.

Click here for an organizational chart.

Click here to see a list of the positions that comprise the Public Works & Utilities Department.

Specific goals and objectives, identified by the Mayor and Council, as they relate to Public Works, are developed and implemented by the Department. The Public Works and Utilities Department also advises the Mayor, Council or other City departments on infrastructure, service and other public works related matters as required.

The director of the Public Works & Utility Department is Jim McLellan.


Holiday trash collection schedule is available here.

Recycling information is available here.

Utility Rates

Click here for a brochure of City utility rates for 3/4" and 1" meters.

Click here for City utility rates for all meter sizes.

A copy of this brochure is available at City Hall, 101 Old Main St.

Annual Backflow Testing

Federal law requires water suppliers to protect their water systems from contamination or pollution by cross-connections. Backflow preventers must be tested at least once each year to ensure that they are performing properly in preventing backflow. When necessary they must be repaired in order to assure proper operation.

The City of Bradenton will only accept backflow certifications from plumbers or testers that have supplied  copies of their plumbing license, backflow certification, liability insurance and current calibration of equipment.

Click here for a list of certified potable backflow prevention assembly service providers.

Click here for a list of fire line backflow prevention assembly service providers.

Click here for the annual Drinking Water Quality Reports.

Click here for information about reclaimed water.