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Greater Miami Chamber adopts resolution in support of Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department’s Capital Improvement Program

MIAMI (August 21, 2015)

As the voice of business in South Florida, The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce continues to carry out its mission to improve the economic vitality of South Florida businesses. With that mission in mind, The Greater Miami Chamber has adopted a resolution in support of Miami-Dade Water and Sewer’s (WASD) Capital Improvement Program (CIP). The resolution affirms the substantial public investment that will pay environmental and economic benefits for years to come.

As referenced in the resolution, the CIP is the largest-ever capital program undertaken by any department of County government and will provide an unprecedented opportunity for smaller local engineering and construction firms to participate and grow with the program.

“The Chamber’s resolution, recognizes the necessity and far reaching benefits of this Capital Improvement Program,” says WASD Director Lester Sola, “This $13.5 billion investment over the next fifteen years will generate more than 16,000 jobs and create more than $25 billion of economic activity within Miami-Dade County over the next ten years, in addition to facilitating economic growth throughout all sectors of the regional economy.”

The CIP has been designed to address aging infrastructure, comply with regulatory requirements, and to support economic growth; while still keeping utility rates competitive with rates elsewhere in Florida and across the nation. For more information on the CIP, please visit http://www.miamidade.gov/water/capital-improvements-plan.asp.

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.