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Water and Sewer
The Value of Water
Water is essential to all life. Without it, there would not be any food manufacturing, fire protection and electricity to name a few. The Biscayne Aquifer provides most of the water to Miami-Dade County, but it takes 14,000 miles of underground pipes, 1,047 pumps, 210,000 drinking water tests per year, a ton of equipment, and people working 24/7 to deliver safe, quality water to homes and businesses; and then, to treat and dispose of the wastewater.
Call Centers open until 7 p.m.
Our customer service Call Centers are now open later, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department's drinking water continues to meet or exceed all requirements
Safe, reliable drinking water is not something that should be taken for granted. Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez wants residents to understand that the water they receive from the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) continues to exceed all requirements.
Download the Audio Traffic Miami-Dade mobile app for traffic alerts
Audio Traffic Miami-Dade is a free mobile application that provides residents and visitors with real-time traffic reports, law enforcement bulletins, and community news that can be heard directly from an Apple or Android device.
Help keep Florida blue
Studies indicate that Florida will need $32.4 billion in new drinking and wastewater infrastructure spending by 2020, as well as $750 million over the next 10 years for capital improvements and maintenance for flood control. Learn what can be done today to prevent a water crisis.
Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department unveils new Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM)
Named after Miami's first black millionaire pioneer entrepreneur, D. A. Dorsey, the new Tunnel Boring Machine will be used to bore 75 feet underground and install a 60-inch sewer main from Fisher Island to the Central District Waste Water Treatment Plant on Virginia Key.
Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department begins deepest well project in state history
The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) may not be digging to the center of the Earth, but the department is definitely going where no deep injection well has gone before – a depth of 10,000 feet. The purpose of the deep injection well is to comply with future state laws that will prohibit the disposal of treated wastewater into the ocean by 2025.
To Flush or Not to Flush? That is the Question
To reduce the problems that wastewater systems are experiencing, the question of what to flush or not to flush needs to be clearly answered. To do this, several things need to happen:
- Wipes that are labeled “flushable” need to meet standards that will be protective of sewer systems;
- Products that are not designed to be flushed, but might end up in the toilet, should have a prominent “do not flush” logo on the packaging; and
- Consumer education needs to occur to help people understand whether to flush or not flush products.
What the Department does daily
Every day, the Water & Sewer Department manages the flow and treatment of hundreds of millions of gallons of water. Learn about the work done to ensure the safety of your drinking water and much more.
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