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Capital Improvement Plan unveiled at Industry Forum

On Nov. 12, 2014 the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department unveiled its $13.5 Billion Capital Improvement Program (CIP), at PortMiami. More than 500 people attended the forum to learn about the hundreds of projects that will be available to upgrade the department’s pipes, water & wastewater treatment plants, and pump stations during the next 20 years.

Read the 2014 Water Quality Report

From quenching your thirst, to cooking, bathing and washing your clothes, water is a key ingredient. Miami-Dade Water and Sewer delivers top notch water that meets or exceeds all local, state and federal guidelines to assist you in completing these chores.


> Read the 2014 Water Quality Report 
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Water Restrictions

Miami-Dade County residents and business owners must remember that lawn watering is not allowed between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Residents and businesses with odd-numbered addresses can water on Wednesdays and Saturdays, while those with even-numbered addresses can water on Thursdays and Sundays.


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Water and Sewer

Precautionary swimming advisory for Oleta River area now lifted

Based on water quality results, the precautionary swimming advisory originally issued on Sunday, March 1, 2015 for the Oleta River area has now been lifted. The advisory for surrounding areas including for Maule Lake, the Oleta River, and the Intracoastal Waterway from the South of the Sunny Isles Boulevard Bridge, north to Dumfoundling Bay had been lifted earlier this month.

Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department unveils new Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM)

Named after Miami's first black millionaire pioneer entrepreneur, D. A. Dorsey, the new Tunnel Boring Machine will be used to bore 75 feet underground and install a 60-inch sewer main from Fisher Island to the Central District Waste Water Treatment Plant on Virginia Key.

Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department begins deepest well project in state history

The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) may not be digging to the center of the Earth, but the department is definitely going where no deep injection well has gone before – a depth of 10,000 feet. The purpose of the deep injection well is to comply with future state laws that will prohibit the disposal of treated wastewater into the ocean by 2025.

To Flush or Not to Flush? That is the Question

To reduce the problems that wastewater systems are experiencing, the question of what to flush or not to flush needs to be clearly answered. To do this, several things need to happen:

  • Wipes that are labeled “flushable” need to meet standards that will be protective of sewer systems;
  • Products that are not designed to be flushed, but might end up in the toilet, should have a prominent “do not flush” logo on the packaging; and
  • Consumer education needs to occur to help people understand whether to flush or not flush products.

Continue reading this post, by Cynthia Finley

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.

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