Potable Water Project Update

Published on August 16, 2023

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Potable Water Project Update 8.16.2023
We are close to completing the Potable Water Project. Out of 16 sub-phases, 14 are complete and are conveyed to the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD). These Phases are 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 2A, 2B, 2D, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4B, 4C, and 4D. This represents 77% of the total project length. All the property owners in the above-mentioned sub-phases have been provided step-by-step connection instructions.

Phase 2C is the largest (17,035 LF) and most significant (17% of all pipe installed) of all the sub-phases. Additionally, the majority of this phase is within the salinity line and where many wells have been infiltrated by salt water. 

All testing and pavement/sod restoration is complete. The Bac-T tests have all passed and the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) letter has been provided. The as-builts have been submitted and we expect one round of corrections. Once the as-builts are accepted by WASD this sub-phase will be conveyed – we expect by 8/30/23 – at this point 94% of the project will be available for resident connections.

Phase 4A was the last sub-phase to be permitted by WASD and construction did not begin until March 31, 2023. Consequently, it will be the last sub-phase conveyed. All field work for pipe installation is complete - except for 7 tie-ins. Pressure testing, flushing, and Bac-T sampling is complete. Pavement restoration, swale restoration, as-builts, and FDOH letter will not allow conveyance until the end of August.