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Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce and the Latin Builders Association adopt resolutions in support of Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department's Capital Improvement Program

MIAMI (September 16, 2015)

As two of South Florida’s largest and most respected business organizations, the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce and the Latin Builders Association (LBA) recently adopted resolutions in support of Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department’s (WASD) Capital Improvement Program (CIP). Both organizations recognize the need for an aggressive capital program designed to address aging infrastructure while complying with federal and state regulatory requirements. 

As referenced in the resolutions, the CIP is the largest capital improvement 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.

“We appreciate the Coral Gables Chamber and the LBA for recognizing the far reaching benefits of the CIP,” said WASD Director Lester Sola. “These organizations understand how important it is to invest in a reliable, sustainable, and cost-effective water and sewer utility system. It’s fundamental to the viability of our community and its economy.”

During the next two decades, the County will invest approximately $13.5 billion to enhance and upgrade WASD’s infrastructure utilizing state-of-the-art technology. It will be an economic engine that creates 16,470 new jobs over the next 10 years, increases service capacity that will support more businesses to open in the community, improves the reliability and sustainability of the water and sewer system, as well as generating $24.9 billion in economic output. 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 www.miamidade.gov/water.