Florida Water Environment Association

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Event Name:South Chapter Quaterly Meeting - MDWASD's Consent Decree: A Success Story In The Making
Event Type(s):South Florida Chapter
Description:Please join us for our Quarterly Meeting, which will feature a presentation by Ms. Lynnette M. Ramírez, P.E., Senior Advisor Capital Projects and Compliance for the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (MDWASD), on MDWASD's Consent Decree Program.
Event Date:10/31/2018
Event Time:11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Eastern
Location:Miami-Dade Water & Sewer Dept.
Training Room 156 A
3071 SW 38th Ave.
Miami, FL 33146

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Contact Person:Layla Llewelyn
(phone: 305 433-1469)

The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (MDWASD) entered into a Consent Decree (CD) with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) on June 6, 2013 regarding compliance with the Clean Water Act.  The CD has a duration of 15 years and includes requirements related to 81 new Capital Projects with a total cost of $1.95B, Capacity Management, Operation and Maintenance programs, Wastewater System Hydraulic Modeling, among others.


This presentation will focus on the evolution and execution of the CD Program, the status of the CD Capital Projects, the challenges faced and  major accomplishments.  It will also present the added value of the CD Program such as, Regulatory Compliance and Safety, Technology Upgrades, Resiliency, Economic Development, Quality of Service and Reliability.  Key projects at MDWASD's wastewater treatment plants, wastewater pump stations and force mains will be showcased. 

Sign up early for discounted registration fees
  • For registration prior to October 12th
    • Students $7
    • Government Employees $20
    • Professional Members $25
    • Non-Members $40
  • For registration between October 13th and October 21st
    • Students $10
    • Government Employees $25
    • Professional Members $30
    • Non-Members $45
  • Registration closes at 11:59 PM on October 21st

Parking Instructions: The Douglas Facility Parking Garage is reserved for WASD Employees and Customers Only. Visitors must park on Levels 9A, 9B, or ROOF. All reserved parking spaces are assigned to designated staff 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Any vehicles found in violation may be towed and/or booted and employees may be subject to the progressive disciplinary process.

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