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WASD's Super Bowl Sunday game plan revolves around your toilet bowl

MIAMI ( January 31, 2020 )

JLo and Shakira may be the main event for Super Bowl LIV’s halftime show, but Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD)’s water plant operators will have to record it and watch it later so they can focus on the Super Flush.

So, you think there is a lot of pressure being a player during the big game? Try making sure that the more than 2.3 million WASD customers’ toilets flush during the game.

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 halftime, as well as right after the game when many people use the bathroom.

WASD staff will monitor consumption and if pressures start to drop like an incomplete pass, they will huddle up, go to the department playbook, make an audible call to increase pressures and potentially add another pump to the system at each plant to compensate for the decrease in pressure.

No matter who wins the game, enjoy your chips and dips, pizza and chicken wings knowing that WASD has MVP-caliber staff protecting your blind side year-round.

Click here to see WASD’s Super Flush video.  

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 the WASD website.