Water and Sewer
Department and other agencies to finalize consent decree for wastewater improvements
The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department is in negotiations with the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to finalize a Consent Decree for improvements to the County’s wastewater collection and treatment system.
Solicitations for Wastewater System Priority Projects and the Pump Station Improvement Program (E13-WASD-01 & E13-WASD-02) can be accessed via the list of solicitation documents.
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.
Procurement process has begun for sewage main replacement project
This Design Build Project will replace the existing 54-inch sewage Force Main (FM) that extends from Virginia Key to Fisher Island. The FM replacement project will consist of a segmental tunnel, deep shafts, horizontal directional drilling, and the open cut installation of a 60-inch force main.
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
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
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
Water Supply Certification Program
The Water and Sewer Department (WASD) has implemented a Water Supply Certification Program to assure adequate water supply is available to all County water users as required by policy CIE-5D and WS-2C in the County's Comprehensive Development Master Plan (CDMP) and in accordance with the permitted withdrawal capacity in WASD's 20-year Water Use Permit.
Project to provide a sustainable water resource
Miami-Dade County's High-Level Disinfection (HLD) Project, with a total value of approximately $600 million, will produce highly treated wastewater. It will increase the peak flow capacity of the South District Wastewater Treatment Plant by 27%, as well as reduce the potential of sewer overflows.
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