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Water and Sewer
Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez Cites Economic Impact, Service Reliability as Hallmark of Water and Sewer Infrastructure Investment
Miami-Dade County’s Water and Sewer Department (WASD) delivers safe, potable drinking water to nearly 2.3 million people every day – more than the total population of 15 states. The largest water and sewer utility in the Southeastern United States, the department is undertaking the largest Capital Improvement Program (CIP) in Miami-Dade County history, which will have far reaching benefits to the community in terms of health, environmental, as well as economic.
Brickell Basin Sewer Improvements
Procurement process has begun for the sewer main replacement in the Brickell area. A new pump station and sewer lines are slated for construction beginning in mid-2014 with completion in the fall of 2015. WASD determined that improvements were required to the sewer facilities serving the area bounded by the SW 7 Street to the north, I-95 to the west, SW 13 Street to the south and Brickell Avenue to the east, known as the Brickell Basin Area.
The facilities currently serving the area are inadequate to serve increased usage in existing buildings, or new buildings currently under construction and expected to be constructed.
Wastewater improvement projects
On May 21, 2013, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners authorized the execution of a Consent Decree between Miami-Dade County, the United States of America, the State of Florida and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, for improvements to the County’s wastewater collection and treatment system.
On June 6, 2013, the Department of Justice lodged the proposed Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida in the lawsuit entitled United States, State of Florida and State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection v. Miami-Dade County.
On June 12, 2013, the Notice of Lodging was published in the Federal Register. The publication opened a 30-day public comment period on the Consent Decree. On July 15, 2013, the comment period was extended to 60 days, by Notice in the Federal Register. All comments were to be submitted no later than August 11, 2013.
The Effective Date for the Consent Decree is December 6, 2013, six months after the Date of Lodging. On April 9, 2014, the Court issued orders: Granting Motion to Enter Consent Decree , Modifying Section X of the Consent Decree and Requiring Status Reports .
Pursuant to the Consent Decree, a copy of each Deliverable shall be made available in a Public Document Repository (PDR) on this website, and at The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department’s office located at 3071 SW 38th Ave., Miami, Fla. Additionally, in accordance with the Consent Decree, any person or entity may elect to register to receive an electronic notice that a new or revised Deliverable is available in the PDR.
Request for Expression of Interest
The Miami Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) is currently in the process of implementing a comprehensive Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) for numerous Water and Wastewater infrastructure projects. Such projects are required to meet the service needs of our customers, accommodate future growth and also to comply with Federal and State regulations.
Infrastructure Projects in Procurement
For more information on projects that are not under the Cone of Silence, please contact Patty David. For projects that are under the Cone of Silence, please contact Faith Samuels at 305-375-2774 and copy the Clerk of the Board.
Note: This document will be updated on a bi-weekly basis.
Can the grease!
You've cooked a delicious meal, so how do you get rid of any leftover grease? Can it! Doing so prevents clogged pipes and potentially costly repairs. Just pour the grease in a metal can, let it cool, then throw the can in the trash.
Watch the video and learn more!
- Read more about canning the grease
Ocean Outfall Legislation Compliance Plan
On June 28, 2013, the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department submitted the following Ocean Outfall Legislation Compliance Plan to the Secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, in accordance with Section 403.086(9)(e)(1), Florida Statutes.
Note: Because of the sizes of the files, it is recommended to save them to your computer before opening them.
- Read the Ocean Outfall Legislation Plan (33 MB)
- Read the Appendices (21 MB)
- Read the Department presentation from the June 5 public meeting
What the Department does daily
Every day, the Water & Sewer Department manages the flow and treatment of hundreds of millions of gallons of water. Learn about the work done to ensure the safety of your drinking water and much more.
Reading your water meter
Watch how easy -- and important -- it is to read your water meter so you can monitor your water usage and check for leaks.
- Learn more about reading your water meter
Requesting Premise Location Certification
Title companies, attorneys or residents requesting Premise Location Certification for properties served by the Water and Sewer Department can order one by contacting the Department.
- Read more about Premise Location Certification
Water conservation surcharge
As part of a series of water conservation initiatives in 2009, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners approved permanent year-round landscape irrigation restrictions to help protect the County's water resources.
In an effort to encourage conservation among customers who consume large quantities of water, the Commissioners also approved the MDC Water Conservation Surcharge. Miami-Dade County applies this surcharge only when the South Florida Water Management District imposes water restrictions by phase, or if the District's permanent Year-Round Landscape Irrigation Rule is in effect.
Currently, the District has placed the Year-Round Landscape Irrigation Rule in effect throughout South Florida. In turn, the MDC Water Conservation Surcharge applies.
- Read the Year-Round Landscape Irrigation Rule
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