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The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department wins project of the year

MIAMI (August 23, 2016)

The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) received a 2016 Project of the Year award from the Cuban-American Association of Civil Engineers (CAACE) for its Brickell sewer interceptor and Master Pump Station 3.

The Brickell interceptor consists of approximately 4,300 feet of sewer lines for the new Pump Station 3. The sewer lines were installed by microtunneling to reduce construction footprint and minimize the impacts in the densely populated area. 

The new pump station will be replacing pump station 8, which is currently on Brickell Avenue and lacks the capacity to handle the growth in the area. Pump Station 3 was designed with state of the art technology to operate remotely from the Central District Wastewater Treatment Plant.

“As our community continues to grow, upgrades to our water and sewer infrastructure are necessary. This capital improvement project will provide greater sewer capacity in the growing Downtown Brickell area and Financial District. Winning an award for this project highlights the talent and innovation behind our team,” said WASD Director Lester Sola.

Due to the new construction in the area, such as Brickell City Centre, the need for improved sewer service was a high priority. Jacobs Engineering and Ric-Man Construction designed and constructed the lines within an aggressive schedule.

The Cuban-American Association of Civil Engineers  Cuban-American Association of Civil Engineers is a non-profit organization founded in Miami in 1961. The Association is committed to assisting its members in retaining and excising their skills and supporting the highest principals of professional engineering.

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.