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For Immediate Release:
February 20, 2015
Media Contact:
Jennifer Messemer

WASD, public partnership result in significant water conservation savings

(MIAMI, February 20, 2015) - In the seven years since the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) implemented its water conservation program, the public has embraced water and cost savings measures that have resulted in a significant drop in water consumption.

By the end of 2014, water demands were 40 million gallons per day lower than what they were at the end of 2006, prior to the implementation of WASD’s Water Conservation program. As a result of the decrease in demand, the department has received an extension in its Water Use Permit from the South Florida Water Management District. This permit is what governs how much water the department is allowed to withdraw and treat each day from the Biscayne Aquifer.

“Safe, drinking water is a precious natural resource that each of us can and must use wisely so as to guarantee enough water for our future,” said WASD Director Lester Sola. “Each of us can play a role in using less water each day and save money, as well. I encourage each of WASD’s customers to participate in the department’s water conservation programs.

For more information on WASD’s Free Showerhead Exchange Program, High-efficiency Toilet Rebates, Land Irrigation Evaluation Rebates and more, go to www.miamidade.go v/waterconservation/.

It is the priority of the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department to provide safe, reliable service to its customers. For additional information about Department services and programs, visit