• Sally B. Philips


Vol. 2, No. 23 4 October 2021


Click here to register. When you get to the webpage that looks like this

click on either of the "click here"s (circled in red). Both go to the same registration form. If you do not qualify to have your record cleared, you will be notified before the workshop.


In addition to the above possibility, Commissioner Regalado has arranged for representatives from the State Attorney's Office to be available to consult with people in the South Miami Commission Chambers every month on the second Wednesday from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. The Commission Chambers is in City Hall, 6130 Sunset Drive.


Paying a previous bill

As South Florida and the nation continue to return to pre-COVID-19 activities and procedures, the moratorium on disconnections of water service for non-payment, as well as the application of late fees, implemented in March 2020 has been suspended as of Oct.1. The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) has created a payment arrangement so customers would be able to pay their current water and sewer bill cycle while catching up on previous owed amounts.

Practice Can the Grease this holiday season

The holidays are right around the corner, and with guests come additional food preparations. While you’re prepping your food, you may not be aware of what you’re disposing down the drain and what harm it may do. The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) and the Regulatory and Economic Resources Department (RER) would like to remind you not to pour cooking grease or oil down your kitchen drain, which can cause back up and clogs in the sewer system. Find out what not to put down your drain to avoid unnecessary backups [scroll down the page].

Temporary change to water chlorination method begins Nov. 8

WASD will be conducting its spring cleaning in November. From Nov. 8 to Nov. 21, the department will temporarily change the method used to chlorinate the drinking water supply at its water treatment plants. Free chlorine, instead of the standard combined chlorine (chloramine) will be used during the treatment process. Free chlorine is considered an effective method of cleansing water distribution systems. This routine procedure is regularly scheduled each year in partnership with the Florida Department of Health of Miami-Dade County and the Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources (RER). During this required two-week period, customers may notice a chlorine taste or smell in the water. This temporary condition will not cause any adverse health effects and is a necessary part of WASD’s ongoing efforts to provide safe drinking water to Miami-Dade County residents.

Struggling with your bills? Renters can apply for utility assistance from OUR Florida

During these times, there are many families struggling to pay their rental or utility bills. OUR Florida is a program overseen by the Florida Department of Children and Families that provides assistance for past due rental or utility bill balances of renters. Qualifying WASD customers who are behind on their WASD bills can apply for utility assistance from OUR Florida. Make note of this information to share with friends and family who may need assistance. Find out if you qualify and apply online today.

Find out what to do if you have a sewer backup

Plumbing problems like backed-up sewer lines do not fix themselves. If you have a problem with your home's wastewater line, you need to repair it promptly to prevent the slow flow from completely blocking all drainage in your home. Also, flushing items down the toilet that are too large for sewer lines to handle – such as toys and sanitary napkins – can cause backups. There are simple things you can do to prevent a sewer backup. Learn what not to flush.


Stay healthy and keep safe!

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