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Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department awarded funding to continue conservation projects and rebate programs

MIAMI (September 14, 2016)

The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD)’s award winning conservation program has been recognized by the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) for its commitment to water conservation and has been awarded project funding under the SFWMD’s Cooperative Funding Program (CFP).

WASD has received $177,100 for use in two of its current rebate programs and a portion of the award funding will be used to initiate a new customer engagement pilot program that will allow customers to review individual water consumption and how they compare to other WASD customers and offer conservation tips to reduce usage.

WASD’s three funded programs include:

Landscape Irrigation Evaluation and Rebate Project 2017-2018 $60,000
Residential High Efficiency Toilet Rebate Project 2017-2018 $100,000
Water Conservation Software Technology Project 2017-2018 $17,100

“The SFWMD received 142 applications for funding,” said WASD Director Lester Sola. “Only half were funded and WASD had three of those 71. This recognition highlights the department’s commitment to encourage our customers to conserve water and for all of us to be more water wise with our consumption.”

The Landscape Irrigation Evaluation and Rebate Program allows customers to have their lawns evaluated and be provided recommendations on how to best conserve water while still maintaining a lush landscape. Customers can choose which recommendations to install and can receive rebates of up to $500 a year.

The high efficiency toilet rebate program allows customers to replace old toilets with conservation models and receive a $50 rebate to offset costs.

For more information about these and other conservation programs and rebates, visit the conservation 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 visit WASD’s website.