Miami-Dade’s wastewater system is at such high capacity in some portions of the County that new businesses requiring new sewer connections simply cannot open. And businesses dependent on aging infrastructure face the threat of an emergency situation on any given day.
Using modern technology, capacity can increase to reflect population and economic growth, supporting this dynamic area’s economic development and revitalization.
Miami-Dade County residents value their high quality drinking water and wastewater disposal services. The water is tested regularly to ensure the County is providing high quality drinking water that meets or exceeds local, state and federal standards, while protecting the public health.
Residents’ value is also seen in their conservation efforts. In fact, Miami-Dade County in June 2013 won the Excellence in Water Conservation Award from Audubon Florida for efforts in caring for our water resources and promoting water conservation.
In order to continue to fulfill the vision of continuous delivery of high quality drinking water and wastewater services in compliance with all regulatory requirements, Miami-Dade County has planned a systematic and responsible multi-year capital improvement plan. The plan will provide necessary upgrades to the system. Read more.
The Water and Sewer Department has entered into a mandated Consent Decree with the state and federal government and is committing to making improvements to the wastewater collection and treatment system totaling $1.6 billion over the next 15 years.
The multi-year capital plan, which includes future planned projects, details needs for both water and sewer infrastructure improvements that are required over the course of the next 15-20 years.