Engineering

Mission & Overview


The mission of the Engineering Division is to provide effective engineering support services and project oversight within the Public Works and Utilities Department to ensure all capital improvements and new developments are completed in a cost-effective and timely manner, and to the highest standards.

The Engineering Division is responsible for providing basic engineering support services to the utility divisions within the Public Works and Utilities Department.

The Engineering Division provides oversight and project management for the Public Works and Utilities Department Capital Improvement Projects (CIPs). The Engineering Division is also responsible for implementation, administration, and reporting on the city’s new NPDES/MS4 (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System / Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System), Phase II Storm Water Permit. View additional stormwater resources.

Review


The Engineering Division reviews all development and site plans within the city’s utility service area to ensure that design and construction are in conformance with the surface water quality requirements of the Federal Clean Water Act (EPA), the State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection Rules, and the City Phase II Storm Water NPDES/MS4 Permit #FLR04E121, issued August 1, 2004.

Utility plans, permit applications, design calculations, and subdivision plats are also reviewed to ensure new developments meet the city’s Land Development Code and Code of Ordinances relating to the city’s utility system.

Services


To aid contractors, developers, and engineering firms in meeting the City of Mount Dora codes for utility design and construction, the Engineering Division publishes Standard Utility Details in AutoCAD format, which can be viewed or downloaded individually or in whole sections.

The Engineering Division provides utility marking services, coordinated through Sunshine One-Call (now Sunshine 811) of Florida. Please remember to “Call Before you Dig, It’s the Law” – (800) 432-4770. Locating existing buried utilities prior to excavation is required per Chapter 556 of the Florida Statutes, and it just makes good sense in order to avoid possible utility damage, or personal injury.

Additional information regarding utility locating may be found at the Sunshine 811 website.

Contact Us

  1. Paul Lahr
    City Engineer

    Ph: (352) 735-7155

    Physical Address
    3783 Lake Center Drive
    Mount Dora, FL 32757

    Mailing Address
    1250 North Highland Street
    Mount Dora, FL 32757