Current Projects

Look here to find information on current projects happening in our community to enhance your water service. 

 

METER REPLACEMENT PROGRAM

In 2016, Dade County Water & Sewer Authority began standardizing the replacement of worn-out water meters with a single brand of water meter capable of being read remotely.  Over the last 5 years, Authority staff was able to replace entire neighborhoods with Sensus Iperl radio-read meters, eliminating the need to read those routes manually.  Over 1,200 of the Authority's 7,200 meters were upgraded to radio-read water meters by the end of 2020.  This replacement process has been slow as Authority Staff must complete this work between other day-to-day maintenance duties.

Beginning April 2021, Dade County Water & Sewer Authority will speed up this process by contracting the installation to contractors that specialize in rapid meter replacement.  UWS (Utility & Water Services) and their team of professional meter installers, will be replacing an additional 4,300 meters over the next 6 months.

WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?

When it is time for your meter to be replaced, UWS contractors will need to turn your water off for a few minutes to complete the meter replacement. Most meter replacements take about 10 minutes.  Once your meter has been replaced, UWS will turn your water back on a verify that there are no leaks at the meter.

All contractors will have the UWS logo on their vehicle and vest.