water and sewer infrastructure

4.1 miles of new 54-inch wastewater pipeline


The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department has entered into a federally mandated Consent Decree with the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and is committing to making improvements to the wastewater collection and treatment system totaling $1.6 Billion over the next 15 years. On May 21, 2013, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners authorized the execution of a Consent Decree between Miami-Dade County, the United States of America, the State of Florida and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, for improvements to the County’s wastewater collection and treatment system.


During the next two decades, the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) will make upgrades to the water and sewer infrastructure throughout the county. One of these projects is 4.1 miles of new 54-inch wastewater pipeline that will be installed from SW 280 Street and SW 127 Avenue to SW 248 Street and 107 Avenue. Access to private property will be maintained and the upgrade will not affect the water or the wastewater services. The areas impacted by construction will be restored at the conclusion of the project.


WASD has identified the need to install a redundant of approximately 21,700 LF or 4.1 miles 54-inch bypass force main pipeline to allow for the conveyance of wastewater flows to the southern portion of unincorporated Miami-Dade County.

The new alignment will run north From SW 280th Street along SW 127th Avenue until SW 268th Street. Then east on SW 268 Street to SW 112th Avenue. The pipeline continues north on SW 112th Ave to SW 248 Street then east to SW 107th Avenue where the project terminates at the connection to the existing force main. Two sections will be completed with trenchless construction techniques.