About the Event
Embark on an exclusive journey into the heart of Miami's water supply with the Alexander Orr Water Treatment Plant tour, part of the Open House Miami (OHMIA) event. This unique experience offers a behind-the-scenes look at Miami-Dade County's largest drinking water production facility, showcasing the sophisticated processes and technologies that ensure the safety and sustainability of Miami's water.
Attendees will explore the critical infrastructure and engineering marvels that purify and supply water to the entire county, highlighting the facility's indispensable role in our community. This tour is a rare opportunity to appreciate the complex systems and unseen efforts supporting Miami's daily life and future. Spaces are limited, offering an intimate glimpse into the nexus of sustainability, innovation, and civic service. Join us for this enlightening experience and discover the lifeblood of Miami from the inside out.
About the Host
Approximately 330 million gallons per day (mgd) are withdrawn from the Biscayne Aquifer through wells extending an average of 80 feet below the ground’s surface to meet the community's needs.
As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity. To ensure that Miami-Dade water is safe to drink, WASD adheres to and, in many cases, surpasses U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations regarding the contaminants in water provided by public water systems.