The City of Miramar values not only the assets it has in facilities but in infrastructure. At its April 20, 2017 Commission board meeting, it affirmed just that, by confirming its’ choice in an engineering firm for design and permitting tasks associated with the expansion of its reclaimed water system to Hazen and Sawyer, DPC; by way of a competitively bid process. The expansion will provide the city with the ability to offer reclaimed water services to resident and business customers west of I-75. Hazen and Sawyer’s work will include the design and permitting of new treatment infrastructure at the Wastewater Reclamation Facility and infrastructure across I-75 and local distribution pipelines on the west side of I-75 to facilitate the expansion.
The City’s current Wastewater Reclamation Facility (“WWRF”) is located at 13900 Pembroke Road, Miramar, Florida and is run by the city. The plant’s current capacity is 12.7 Million Gallons per Day (“MGD”). The treatment process produces reclaimed water for irrigation and internal plant use; and provides reclaimed water to users between I-75 (west boundary) and Palm Avenue (east boundary) from this city asset.
“Recognizing, that the WWRF is operating at its full permitted reclaimed water capacity of 4.0 MGD, the City saw the importance to prepare itself accordingly for the future,” stated the City’s Utilities Director, Jody Kirkman.
This project complies with City Ordinance No. 00-15, which declares the City’s intent to make reclaimed water available for irrigation use where the city determines that the construction of a reclaimed distribution system is feasible and economical. The City intends to implement the Reclaimed Water System Expansion program as part of its long term water facility work plan. At the projects’ completion, it will expand the city’s reclaimed water system from 4 MGD to 6 MGD.
Michael Moore, Assistant City Manager over City Operational Services, commented that “…..Miramar City Commission’s affirmative vote solidifies that the future is now and it includes a progressive vision for core services the city provides to those that live, work play and do business in the City.”
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