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Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department Honored for Management Excellence

MIAMI (October 13, 2015)

The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) honored the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) with its top utility management award on October 12 at the 2015 Executive Management Conference in Savannah, GA.  The Sustainable Water Utility Management Award recognizes water utilities that have made a commitment to management that achieves a balance of innovative and successful efforts in areas of economic, social and environmental endeavors.

Recognized for their Water Use Efficiency Program, WASD improves management of traditional water supplies, encourages development of alternative water supplies and improves water use efficiency.  The Department has an aggressive supply-side management water loss reduction program, including improvements in the distribution system, a vigorous leak detection program and advanced meter infrastructure. WASD’s methane sequestration project increases self-generated electricity for use at the Department's Waste Water Treatment Plants. An asset management system minimizes the total life cycle cost of its capital assets, and the Capital Improvement Plan provides long-term funding to complete upgrades. WASD’s employee recognition program has produced more than $38 million in savings.

“We are committed to sustainability and environmental protection. Public education and outreach programs are key components in our success. It is an honor to be recognized for the work we do in the department and its positive impacts on the environment,” said WASD Director Lester Sola