D.S. Franks & Associates, Inc.

Civil Engineers & Surface Water Managers


D.S. Franks & Associates, Inc. is a Tampa civil engineering firm dedicated to the inspection of surface water management systems, which are better known simply as drainage systems.

Our specialty is SWFWMD Operation & Maintenance Inspections along with the inspection reports and certifications necessary to comply with SWFWMD permits.

We began performing SWFWMD inspection reports in 1998 while doing business as Bay Engineering, Inc. during which time we also designed commercial sites. Later, when we decided to specialize only in SWFWMD inspections, we changed our name to D.S. Franks & Associates, Inc.

Our company provides top quality engineering services in the specialized fields of hydraulics and hydrology. Hydraulics involves the behavior of water, both in its static form (standing still) and in its dynamic form (flowing). Hydrology is used to develop model storms for designing and analyzing hydraulic systems. A solid background in both fields is necessary for an Engineer to competently perform SWFWMD inspections and reports.