Miami-Dade water, sewer department invests over $599 million in infrastructure upgrades

(UI) – The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) continues to break Capital Improvement Program (CIP) construction records, having invested more than $599 million to upgrade the county’s water and sewer infrastructure during fiscal year 2022-2023, which surpassed the previous year’s historic execution rate of $557 million.

WASD’s $7.8 billion multi-year CIP will result in both water and wastewater system-wide enhancements to overcome a vast range of challenges, from addressing aging infrastructure to building capacity and reliability throughout the county's systems.

In order to build a resilient infrastructure, WASD is planning for sufficient capacity in its systems to support economic projects and population growth, as well as mitigating the risk of damage to wastewater and drinking water infrastructure by upgrading facilities to include the adoption of resilient and climate-ready designs to maintain high-quality, safe, and reliable services in the future.

The Water and Sewer Department has successfully accelerated many critical water and wastewater infrastructure projects. To date, approximately $1.5 billion has been invested in critical upgrades during Mayor Cava’s administration.

WASD Director Roy Coley credits the water professionals who work at the Department for delivering high-quality services that will benefit the public’s health and economic and environmental well-being for decades to come.

“Safe and reliable water and wastewater services provide foundational support to a thriving community,” said Director Coley. “This was another landmark year where we beat our best. We will continue to strive and stretch beyond expectations to provide not only high-quality water services but high-quality customer service as well.”


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