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For Immediate Release:
May 05, 2015
Media Contact:
Jennifer L. Messemer

Successful turnout at Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department/Internal Services Department meeting regarding construction contract opportunities for local, small businesses

(MIAMI, May 5, 2015) – More than 100 representatives from local businesses attended the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD)/Miami-Dade County Internal Services Department’s Small Business Development informational meeting held on May 1. Those in attendance learned about upcoming Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) projects, as well as the requirements necessary to solicit business opportunities with Miami-Dade County.

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, and economic impact.

WASD projects that were discussed fell under the categories of Consent Decree, Ocean Outfall, Pump Station Improvement and general CIP projects. Attendees also were briefed regarding SBD’s Small Business Certification requirements, as well as rules relating to the County procurement process.

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.

A copy of the presentation is online.

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 our website.

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