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For Immediate Release:
January 31, 2014
Media Contact:
Jennifer L. Messemer
Jlm045@miamidade.gov
786-552-8251

Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department's Game Plan on Sunday Revolves Around your Toilet Bowl Because of the Super Bowl


(MIAMI, January 31, 2014) – Chips, dips, drinks and chicken wings are set and your Hi-Def TV is tuned in to the Super Bowl, but did you check to see if your toilet is able to flush? Good news, the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) has MVP caliber staff at their three Water Treatment Plants who will defend against low water pressure that occurs each Super Bowl Sunday.

A little known stat on football’s biggest day is that water pressure can drop by as much as 18-22 pounds per square inch right at the two-minute warning of the first half and continue throughout Half-time, as well as right after the game. As a result, WASD will monitor consumption and may have to make an audible call and add another pump to the system at each plant to compensate for the decrease in pressure. 

So sit back, enjoy the game and the commercials confidently knowing that WASD is protecting your blind side.