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Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department's new Waste-To-Energy Facility to save money, increase environmental efficiencies

MIAMI (July 01, 2015)

The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) continues to be a responsible steward of natural resources. With the construction of a new waste-to-energy facility at its South District Waste Water Treatment Plant, the department will also decrease its reliance on electricity to run the plant by increasing its ability to turn bio-gas (captured during the waste water treatment process) into electricity.

This opportunity will enhance WASD’s commitment to economic and operational efficiency. The new facility will assist in repurposing methane gas into electricity, which would have otherwise been burned off into the atmosphere.

The $25 million facility, recently completed, replaces an existing 30-year old unit that had reached the end of its useful life. This project is part of the department’s $13.5 billion Capital Improvement Plan – an upgrade of the department’s infrastructure of water and sewer lines, treatment plants and pump stations during the next 15-20 years.

“We are excited about the functional and positive financial returns of this project to the residents of Miami-Dade County,” said WASD Director Lester Sola.”

It is the priority of the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department to provide safe, reliable service to its customers. For additional information about department services and programs, visit our website.