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For Immediate Release:
April 27, 2015
Media Contact:
Jennifer L. Messemer

Upcoming Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department construction contract opportunities to be discussed at May 1 meeting

(MIAMI, April 27, 2015) – The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD), along with Miami-Dade County Internal Services Department’s Small Business Development will host an informational meeting from 2-5 pm Friday, May 1 at WASD’s Douglas Building (Conference room 156A) – located at 3071 SW 38 Ave. to discuss upcoming Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) projects and contract opportunities.

WASD currently provides drinking water to nearly 2.3 million people every day – more than the total population of 15 states and is the largest water and sewer utility in the Southeastern United States. The department’s CIP is the largest in Miami-Dade County history, which will have far reaching benefits to the community in terms of health, environmental, as well as economic impact.

The CIP will be completed during the next 15-20 years. The department will invest approximately $13.5 billion to enhance and upgrade WASD’s infrastructure utilizing state-of-the-art technology.

It will be an economic engine that creates 16,470 new jobs during the next 10 years, increase service capacity that will support more businesses to open in the community, improve the reliability and sustainability of the water and sewer system, as well as generating $24.9 billion in economic output within the local community.

The meeting will focus on upcoming contracts, requirements and needed scopes of work. Staff from both WASD and Small Business Development will be in attendance to assist and provide information regarding small business certification requirements and guidelines.

Reserve your seat by emailing your name, phone number, business and email information to For more information about the meeting, call Lawanda Wright-Robinson at 305-375-3186.

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