Dear Valued Customers,
In 2017, Broward County Water and Wastewater Services (WWS) celebrated its 55th year of service to our customers. Since 1962, WWS has been responsible for the planning, construction, operations, maintenance, customer service, water management, and financial management of the County’s water and sewer utility. The utility now supplies potable water to over 50,000 retail customers, including a population of approximately 180,000. Once again, we are pleased to report that the drinking water provided to our customers in 2017 met or exceeded all standards of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act.
Last year, WWS made significant strides in its ongoing efforts to provide the best quality service to its customers.
Construction has continued for WWS’ Local Utility Program. The Local Utility Program began in 2009 with the Utility Analysis Zone (UAZ) projects. UAZ projects focus on water and sanitary sewer improvements which are currently estimated at $275 million over the next 20 years.
WWS received the following prestigious professional awards:
“2017 Earle B. Phelps Award,” awarded by Florida Water Environment Association for Outstanding Wastewater Treatment Plant Performance. This is the second year in a row that WWS has won the prestigious award.
“2017 Outstanding Water Distribution System (Division 6),” awarded by Florida Section/American Water Works Association. WWS also won the Outstanding Distribution System award in 2014 and 2016.
“Resilient Utility of the Year (Tier 4),” named at the Resilient Utility Coalition Summit. Notable WWS achievements include the integration of resilience elements across a $125 million capital improvement program for the North Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility and a comprehensive vulnerability/asset risk assessment.
On behalf of Water and Wastewater Services’ 400+ employees, we thank you for being our customer and an important partner in our continuing effort to remain one of the best utilities in the nation.
Alan W. Garcia, P.E., Director
Broward County Water and Wastewater Services