North Miami Beach Begins Work on Plant Expansion

The City of North Miami Beach has begun work on the second phase of the Norwood Water Treatment Plant Expansion Program. Phase two of the project includes the construction of a uniquely designed 2 million gallon water tank and pumping station that will be built adjacent to the existing Operations Center.

The City of North Miami Beach has begun work on the second phase of the Norwood Water Treatment Plant Expansion Program. Phase two of the project includes the construction of a uniquely designed 2 million gallon water tank and pumping station that will be built adjacent to the existing Operations Center.

Historically, this portion of the water system has received its water from Miami-Dade County, which comes from a traditional lime-softening water-treatment process. With the aid of this facility, the city residents will have superior quality water coming directly from the state-of-the-art membrane water-treatment process located in the Norwood Water Treatment Plant. Miami-Dade is still connected to the facility so that, in an emergency situation, the storage tank can be filled with Miami-Dade water.

Recognizing that this project is located near a residential neighborhood, the city made every effort to design a neighborhood-friendly facility. Specifically, a screening wall will be erected to shield the tank from view. The tank will be architecturally treated to blend in with other improvements on site, particularly the existing Operations Center building, and will provide the impression of twin buildings.

A new parking lot, new sidewalks, a building ramp, additional asphalt pavement, and stormwater structures will also be added. This critical infrastructure is designed to be aesthetically pleasing and should not reveal the hard work going on behind its walls. In fact, with the extra landscaping plan and the campus-style site layout, the whole Operations Center site will greatly enhance the look of the neighborhood.

Phase one, a state-of-the-art membrane water treatment process at the Norwood Water Treatment Plant, is already in progress. When both phases are complete, residents in the North Miami Beach Public Utilities water service area will have superior-quality drinking water for generations to come.

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