Water and Wastewater Engineering Division (WWED)
is committed to managing the Water and Wastewater (WWS) Capital Improvement Program (CIP) by ensuring that cost-effective, reliable infrastructure is available in a timely manner to meet the current and projected demands and capacities for raw water, potable water, sanitary sewer and storm drainage within WWS service areas.
WWED is responsible for developing and implementing the CIP for services provided by WWS including water, wastewater and drainage. The division is also responsible for coordination of developer-donated facilities, the maintenance of record information on potable water and wastewater facilities, administration of potable water and sewer easements, and administration of permits to connect to the potable water and wastewater plants operated by WWS. WWED also provides general potable water and wastewater engineering support for Broward County. These processes ensure compliance with the County’s minimum standards for construction and integrity of WWS systems.
WWED manages the following projects:
- The Local Utility Program (LUP) covers an area of 1,479 acres and includes installation of approximately 54 miles of pipeline. Construction started in 2009. Each project is designed based on its Utility Analysis Zone (UAZ).
- North Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant (NRWWTP) effluent disposal and treatment enhancements to comply with outfall legislation and proposed facilities operational modifications are estimated at $171 million over the next 5 years.
- WWS established a Guaranteed Energy Savings contract for the construction of the energy conservation measures (ECMs) for the agency’s wastewater treatment facilities. The goal of this project is to reduce the carbon footprint through the implementation of the ECMs, thus resulting in reduced operational costs and improved environmental efficiencies. Construction was completed in August 2015.
- WWS has initiated design for a comprehensive restoration project for the NRWWTP. The project will address improvements to aging infrastructure and will be accomplished in several phases. The first phase of improvements are expected to begin construction in 2016. The estimated cost of this project is $105 million.