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For Immediate Release:
June 07, 2013
Media Contact:
Alessa Torres


Commissioner Bovo continues "Working for you"

Commissioner Esteban Bovo, Jr. continues his “Working for You” campaign at the Miami-Dade County’s Water and Sewer Department. On Friday, May 31st, Commissioner Bovo visited the South District Wastewater Treatment Plant and John E. Preston Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Superintendent Steve Kroheim led Commissioner Bovo’s tour of South District Wastewater Treatment Plant. Commissioner Bovo studied the HLD filters and performed a manual backwash on one of the filters under the direction of the Station Operator, Thomas Brooks. The Commissioner was briefed by Operator Terrance Carter on the basic design and operation of the Sodium Hypochlorite Generation system which converts salt to bleach for on-site disinfection.

Commissioner Bovo worked as a Treatment Plant Operator at the John E. Preston Water Treatment Plant with Division Chief Tom Segars, gaining hands-on experience in operating a major water treatment facility. The plant provides high-quality drinking water to the residents of District 13.

“Working closely with our Water and Sewer Department has given me the opportunity to better understand and deepen my appreciation for the hard work and time that goes into providing our residents clean water every day,” said Commissioner Bovo. “Being able to perform a manual backwash on some filters was a great learning experience. I look forward to continuing my initiative with each of our County departments to find new solutions and ensure we continue to deliver excellence every day.”