Woolpert to Provide Engineering Services to Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department

The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) has awarded Woolpert a five-year contract with one five-year option to renew to provide consulting services relating to consent decree’s capacity management, operation and maintenance (CMOM) programs.

Woolpert, a national architecture, engineering and geospatial firm, will work with WASD, one of the largest public water/wastewater utilities in the country serving more than two million citizens, to review, modify and develop the CMOM plans and programs outlined below as required by the Environmental Protection Agency Region IV’s consent decree:

  • Information management system program

  • Implementation of a geographic information system (GIS)

  • Sewer system asset management program

  • Gravity sewer system operation and maintenance program

  • Pump station operations and preventative maintenance program

  • Force main operations, preventative maintenance and assessment/rehabilitation program

  • Force main criticality assessment and prioritization program

  • Force main rehabilitation and replacement program

  • Wastewater treatment plant operations and maintenance program

“Woolpert is honored to be selected as WASD’s CMOM consultant – it is a responsibility that we do not take lightly,” said Woolpert chief operating officer Scott Cattran. “Woolpert has assembled an all-star cast of national experts and local firms to deliver a CMOM program for WASD that will not only ensure EPA compliance, but will bring innovative design and technology services to improve overall operations for WASD for years to come.”

Woolpert’s CMOM programs will take into consideration the vulnerability of the facilities to climate change impacts, such as sea level rise, storm surge, wind and flooding.

Woolpert will also ensure that the programs and plans are consistent with the EPA’s guidance and are completed and submitted within the specific deadlines of the consent decree.
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