Thomas Hess, Central Maintenance Superintendent
The Central Maintenance Division provides specialized scheduled maintenance and repairs to all lift stations, pumps, generators, treatment plants and associated mechanical and electrical equipment as well as control systems for optimal operations. Continual preventive and predictive maintenance is achieved through the use of a Computer Maintenance Management System (CMMS) which ensures proper operation and early detection of any problems. With the CMMS database of information, Central Maintenance is able to consistently perform preventive and predictive maintenance on schedule to maximize reliability and meet all regulatory requirements and expectations.
Central Maintenance operates and maintains 34 wastewater pump stations throughout the City’s service area. These stations collect and pump wastewater through the collection system to the Mud Creek and Withlacoochee Wastewater Treatment Plants for ultimate treatment and disposal. The majority of Central Maintenance man hours and capital costs are used to perform vital maintenance and reliability functions for the Water Treatment Plant, Mud Creek, and Withlacoochee Wastewater Treatment Plants.