Local officials attend opening of Reverse Osmosis Center

Business Wednesday, November 13, 2013

On October 28, the Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Center in Hialeah celebrated its grand opening.

In attendance were Miami-Dade County Commissioner Esteban Bovo Jr., City of Hialeah Mayor Carlos Hernandez, and Miami Lakes Vice Mayor Manny Cid and councilmembers Ceasar Mestre and Nelson Rodriguez.

Attendees were given the opportunity to tour the new state-of-the-art “green” facility. The plant draws source water from the Upper Floridian Aquifer with an initial production capacity of 10 million gallons per day and is projected to supply an adequate amount of potable water to meet the demands for the next 20 years.

“The Biscayne Aquifer is our primary source of water in Miami-Dade County, and we are in dire need of alternate sources of water,” said Cid. “This new reverse osmosis water plant will remove the salt from the water in the Floridian Aquifer and will provide millions of gallons of clean, fresh water every day. This plant is an important piece in ensuring access to water for future generations.”