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For Immediate Release:
June 15, 2015
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Sommer Davis
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Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department earns national achievement awards for innovative programs

(MIAMI, June 15, 2015) – The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) has been recognized with four achievement awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that enhance services for residents.

“WASD’s mission is to provide its nearly 2.3 million customers with reliable service of high-quality drinking water on a daily basis, but we always look for ways to deliver these services in the most responsible and advanced methods,” said WASD Director Lester Sola. “Receiving these awards illustrates that the department and its staff continuously strives for service excellence.”

NACo recognized the following programs submitted by WASD:

“The National Association of Counties applauds county governments that are embracing innovative and more effective ways to serve their constituents,” said NACo President Riki Hokama. “The Achievement Awards recognize counties’ outstanding efforts to strengthen services and deliver results for residents across the country.”

Nationally, awards are given in 21 different categories that reflect the vast, comprehensive services counties provide. The categories include children and youth, criminal justice, county administration, environmental protection, information technology, health, civic engagement and many more.

The awards will be presented at NACo’s 2015 Annual Conference and Exposition July 10–13 in Mecklenburg County, N.C. 

Started in 1970, NACo’s annual Achievement Award Program is designed to recognize innovative county government programs. Each nominee is judged on its own merits and not against other applications received.

The National Association of Counties (NACo) unites America’s 3,069 county governments.  Founded in 1935, NACo brings county officials together to advocate with a collective voice on national policy, exchange ideas and build new leadership skills, pursue transformational county solutions, enrich the public’s understanding of county government and exercise exemplary leadership in public service. Learn more at

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