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Value of Water
Water is essential to all life. Without it, there would not be food, manufacturing, fire protection or electricity to name a few. The Biscayne Aquifer provides most of the water to Miami-Dade County, but it takes three water treatment plants, over 15,000 miles of underground pipes, more than 300,000 drinking water tests per year, a ton of equipment, and people working 24/7 to deliver safe, quality water to homes and businesses; and then, three wastewater treatment plants and more than 1,000 pump stations to treat and dispose of the wastewater.
Miami-Dade residents get safe, quality water for less than a penny a gallon straight to their homes and businesses, and it cannot be taken for granted.
Value of Water PSA Contest:
Miami-Dade County High School students are encouraged to submit a 20 to 30 second public service announcement that demonstrates the Value of Water and how essential it is to your daily life. Submissions for the 2018-2019 school year will open later this year.
Imagine a Day Without Water
The department participates annually in the National Value of Water Coalition Imagine a Day Without Water Campaign to create awareness within the community.
Imagine having no water to drink, no water to shower, flush the toilet or do laundry. Hospitals would close and firefighters couldn't put out fires. Food production would cease as farmers couldn't water their crops. Some communities in America are already experiencing the challenges of going without our most precious resource: water.
Call the department's Public Affairs Section at 305-552-8088 for information on outreach and presentations.
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