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For Immediate Release:
March 12, 2014
Media Contact:
Betty Aguirre
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Chairwoman Sosa urges the state to revisit criteria for funding state water projects


(MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FL)  – Seeking to remedy a state funding disparity that negatively affects Miami-Dade County, the County Commission on March 4 approved a resolution sponsored by Chairwoman Rebeca Sosa urging the state to revise the criteria for funding state water projects to include the types of projects that are greatly needed in Miami-Dade County.

Currently, only one project in Miami-Dade County – the construction of two industrial disposal wells at the Central District Wastewater Plant on Virginia Key – meets the criteria for funding set by the state, despite a substantial unmet need for water and sewer infrastructure, drainage and canal projects in Miami-Dade County and its cities.

“This is the most populous County in Florida and a major economic engine, and I hope the state reconsiders its funding criteria for water projects in the interest of fairness,” said Chairwoman Sosa.