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Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department's Pump Station Improvement Program -- an economic engine for Miami-Dade County

MIAMI (January 05, 2017)

The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department’s (WASD) Pump Station Improvement Program (PSIP) has met the Environmental Protection Agency’s compliance requirements for 2016.  Twelve pump station and force mains, required to be certified by December 31, 2016, met the requirements of nominal operating time of less or equal to 10 hours per day. An additional 15 pump stations and force mains were also completed in 2016 as part of the PSIP.

Pump stations collect wastewater from homes and businesses in the community. These pump stations discharge into force mains which transfer the wastewater flows to the treatment plants.

“Improving our wastewater collection and transmission system is an essential part of our overall Multi- Year Capital Improvement Program,” said WASD Director Lester Sola. “With these newly certified pump stations now in compliance, not only are we meeting federally mandated guidelines but we’re providing increased service capacity in the affected areas and generating substantial economic development countywide.”

“The PSIP is a joint effort of firms and individuals that work tirelessly to get projects completed,” said Maria J. Molina, President of Nova Consulting, a small business woman-owned firm that serves as the prime contractor for the PSIP.   “The best part of this effort is that we are making a tangible difference in our community.  This is work that really matters.”

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 department's website.