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Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Director is appointed to serve on the Board of Directors of NACWA

MIAMI (July 13, 2016)

The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) celebrates the appointment of WASD Director Lester Sola to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA). Mr. Sola was elected to join the 33-member Board of Directors on Tuesday, July 12, 2016. 

As a NACWA Board Member, Sola will join fellow utility directors from across the country who establish national policies to positively affect and elevate the role of public clean water agencies.  Participation with NACWA places Miami-Dade County at a national leadership level for the benefit of the County and WASD customers.

“I’m definitely excited and looking forward to contributing to this great organization. I will be part of shaping policies that help protect our most valuable resource, water, and network among the most dedicated, dynamic group of utility leaders in the country. Being sustainable and resilient while at the same time delivering quality water and services is of essence to our daily operations,” said WASD Director Lester Sola.

This year marks the 23rd year that WASD is a member of NACWA. With Director Lester Sola on the board, it means WASD will now have more access to gain knowledge on successful strategies, best practices and complex water quality and quantity challenges, which will help ensure the Department continuously delivers quality water. 

NACWA represents publicly owned wastewater utilities before the Unites States Congress, Federal agencies and courts. It is an advocate of clean water and a healthy environment and supports national policies consistent with these values and that secure federal funding for municipal wastewater treatment.

The Association is most recognized for supporting passage of the historic Clean Water Act (CWA). Under the CWA, the EPA implemented pollution control programs which set standards for the water and wastewater industry among others.  For more details on the CWA, visit the EPA website.

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 the WASD website.