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Conservation & Outreach
PSA Video Contest
High School Students are encouraged to use creative writing, video production skills, and imagination to submit a 20 to 30 second Public Service Annoucement to demonstrate the Value of Water or Think Before you Flush. Read more about the the psa video contest, including winners from last year. Submit your entry by Dec. 10, 2018.
Social Media Photo Contest
Miami-Dade residents are encouraged to submit a high-resolution photo that demonstrates how water is essential to their daily lives. The winning photos will be announced during Drinking Water Week, May 6 - 12, 2018.
Value of Water
Water is essential to all life. Without it, there would not be any food, manufacturing, fire protection and electricity to name a few. Read more about the value of water contest, including winners from last year.
Think before you flush
The water you flush and that goes down your drains travels though miles of wastewater pipes to reach our treatment plants. The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) has 6,451 miles of sewer collection pipes throughout the County.
Leak Detection Tips
So often, the biggest culprit of a high water bill comes from water leaks that go undetected. And you may not even know that you have a leak, because not all leaks are visible and may be underground or concealed.
If your bathroom fixtures have not been upgraded since 1996, the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department will exchange your actual showerhead for a more streamlined, cost-effective High-Efficiency showerhead as well as provide you with a conservation kit for your home.
Can the Grease!
Dumping cooking grease down the drain can cause serious damage to your pipes and sewage system. The best way to dispose of grease is to pour it into a can, let it cool, then throw it into the regular trash.
Is Your Water Cloudy?
There are times when the water that comes out of your faucet appears cloudy. Typically, it's short-lived, and it's important to know it is not contaminated. Read more about why your water may appear cloudy, and what to do when it does.
When hurricane season approaches, you are reminded to prepare your home and family for the possibility of dangerous storms affecting Miami-Dade County. Among the preparations you should make is to ensure an adequate supply of water for yourself and your family (including pets).
Water Conservation Program
Miami-Dade County's Water Conservation Program offers a variety of money-saving and water-saving tips -- and rebates -- to help residents conserve this very precious resource.
Tours and Speakers
Tours of our treatment plants and speakers regarding the department and/or water conservation can be requested by submitting a request form.
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