About Infrastructure Mapping & Damage Prevention


Our Mission is to provide an accurate and seamless representation of the County’s underground infrastructure networks; in so doing we provide the tools for the municipality to conduct analysis, planning, safeguarding, and work management for that infrastructure.


  • Develop & maintain the County’s enterprise wide geographic databases for potable water, sanitary sewer, reclaimed water, fiber optic, traffic, and lighting networks.
  • Produces quality graphics and mapping services using GIS information.
  • Coordinates with the Information Technology Department (IT) to develop and maintain user applications that provide crucial information to our internal and external customers.
  • Coordinates GPS and field data gathering activities to support the GIS development effort, including coordination with other sections, divisions, or departments.

Interactive Maps & Other Map Services


Utility Locates

Our Mission is to provide the contractor, excavator, landscaper or homeowner with the best possible knowledge of all underground lines and structures to avoid any potential hazards or structural damage when excavating.

Utility Locates aims to prevent damages to underground facilities and to conform with the "Underground Facility Damage Prevention and Safety Act", Chapter 556, Florida Statutes (F.S.).


  • Responsible for locating and marking, on request, approximately 5,000 miles of underground facilities; includes potable water, sanitary sewer, reclaimed water, fiber optic network, traffic interconnects, and street lighting.
  • Provides on-site investigation of damage facilities by excavators.
  • Utilizes Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers to aid in accurately establishing above ground assets.
  • Provides Manatee County with a centralized locating system that facilitates better coordination of employee resources and also improving services for County residents and internal operations.

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Utility Records

Our mission is to provide timely and efficient access to record drawings and aid residents, businesses, and the community at large by providing a general understanding of the underground infrastructure within the County.


  • Manages the central files for all record drawings (as-builts) for potable water, sanitary sewer, reclaimed water, fiber optic, traffic, and lighting networks.
  • Receives, reviews, and answers requests for utility information from the public; made in person, mail, phone, or by digital means.
  • Provides the public information relative to record drawings.
  • Maintains the As-Built Repository databases for all County-owned systems.

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