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For Immediate Release:
October 20, 2011
Media Contact:
Jennifer L. Messemer

Upcoming Water and Sewer Department projects may temporarily affect water pressure

In an on-going effort to proactively evaluate the condition of the department's 7,700 miles of water pipes, the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) has scheduled some upcoming assessments that may temporarily affect water pressure.

On Saturday, October 22, a Small Ball Leak survey will take place from Northwest 67 Street and 10 Avenue to Northeast 18 Avenue and 191 Street. The 60-inch, 54-inch and 48-inch water mains will be reviewed for any leaks. The small ball instrument is a tool that records any leaks present in the pipe from within.

On Tuesday, October 25, a Pipediver survey will be conducted from Northwest 69 Street and Fifth Avenue to Northwest 17 Street and First Place. The Pipediver records the structural integrity of the pipe internally. The pipe being evaluated is a 48-inch water main.

On Thursday, October 27, a Pipediver survey will be conducted from West Second Avenue and 13 Street in Hialeah to Northwest 57 Avenue and 191 Street. It will assess a 54-inch pipe and 48-inch pipe.

These projects will start between 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. If areas were to experience low pressure, it would just be when the instruments are inserted and extracted from the pipes. These surveys are scheduled mostly during night hours when water demand is less so as to decrease the impact to WASD customers.

It is the priority of the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department to provide safe, reliable service to its customers. If you have any questions or concerns about your service, call the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department's Communications Center at 305-274-9272, 24 hours a day.