WATER LINE REPLACEMENT PROJECT
October 28, 2021
Water line replacements are complete.
METER REPLACEMENT PROGRAM
March 23, 2021
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 October 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.