Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department awards MWH Global WWTP rehabilitation contract

As part of its $1.6-billion consent decree program, the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department has awarded a contract to MWH Global to provide engineering design services for the comprehensive rehabilitation of three large wastewater treatment plants in Miami-Dade County, Fla.

Jan 23rd, 2015

MIAMI, FL, Jan. 23, 2015 -- As part of its $1.6-billion consent decree program, the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (MDWASD) has awarded a contract to MWH Global, a solutions provider focused on water and natural resources, to provide engineering design services for the comprehensive rehabilitation of three large wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) in Miami-Dade County, Fla.

The three plants include the Central District WWTP -- MDWASD's oldest and largest asset with a treatment capacity of 143 million gallons per day (MGD) -- the North District WWTP and the South District Wastewater Treatment Water Reclamation Plant, both with capacities of 112.5 MGD. Combined, these three facilities play a major role in providing clean water to the residents of Miami-Dade County.

MDWASD provides water and wastewater services to the 2.3 million people of Miami-Dade County and treats 300 MGD and disposes 315 MGD of wastewater. In 2013, the County negotiated a consent decree with the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Justice and the State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection to reduce sanitary sewer overflows, eliminate treated effluent limitation violations and ensure proper capacity, management, operation, and maintenance (CMOM) practices.

The consent decree consists of three major components: pump station improvements, CMOM and improvements to the three regional WWTPs, totaling $1.6 billion over the next 15 years. The MWH project scope will include preparation of preliminary designs, final designs and construction documents, as well as permitting and bid services and design services during construction at all three WWTPs, ensuring the project meets stringent deadlines and is in full compliance with consent decree programs.

The rehabilitation of the three plants is complex in nature due to many equipment systems and structures in excess of 30 years old. Extensive use of laser reality capture is envisioned to efficiently produce accurate "as-built" representations of existing systems. For design, major facilities will employ 3D Building Information Modeling (BIM) with model development to Level 350, as defined by the BIM Forum Level of Development specifications.

Entering this project, MWH brings a strong track record of participation in the Community Business Enterprise (CBE) program, which seeks to partner with community business leadership to ensure that projects have positive impacts on the local economy and provide locally supportive project solutions. MWH is committed to meeting the 30-percent CBE goal on this project and has formed a team comprised of qualified local firms in Florida and is also dedicated to employing the local workforce and packaging projects to encourage local construction opportunities.

This commitment will result in a long-lasting benefit to Miami-Dade's business and local community through economic development, training and mentoring. The complete rehabilitation of the WWTPs is expected to be completed by December 1, 2019.

See also:

"Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department to receive Woolpert engineering services"

"WASD selects program manager for comprehensive water distribution overhaul"


About MWH Global

MWH Global is a solutions provider focused on water and natural resources for built infrastructure and the environment. Offering a full range of innovative, award-winning services from initial planning through construction and asset management, we partner with our clients in multiple industries. The company has nearly 8,000 employees in 35 countries spanning six continents. MWH is a private, employee-owned firm that began in 1820. For more information, visitwww.mwhglobal.com.

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