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Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department's drinking water continues to meet or exceed all requirements

MIAMI (January 26, 2016)

Safe, reliable drinking water is not something that should be taken for granted. Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez wants residents to understand that the water they receive from the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) continues to exceed all requirements.

“In light of the recent findings of non-compliant water quality issues in the Midwest, I wanted to take a moment to assure the more than 2.3 million WASD customers that our drinking water is completely safe and that the department tirelessly works to ensure that Miami-Dade County provides safe, reliable service to its customers,” said Mayor Gimenez. “Miami-Dade County’s water is tested and evaluated more than 150,000 times a year, which is above and beyond what is mandated for testing.”

These tests occur at WASD’s laboratories, which are certified by the State of Florida Department of Health (FDOH) in accordance with National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Conference (NELAC) standards.

“Every year, WASD issues our Consumer Confidence Report (CCR), which documents that the department’s water supply meets or exceeds all local, state and federal guidelines” said WASD Director Lester Sola. “WASD staff is committed to monitoring the quality of our drinking water, as well as staying informed as to new improved treatment practices so we can continue to best serve our customers.”

To see the most recent water quality report, read the What’s on Tap.

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, click here.