Purple Pipes: Part of the 2007-2010 Sanitary Sewer/Water Pipe Project

Phase 1 of the Village's multiyear sanitary sewer/potable water pipe installation project from 2007-2010 included placement of reuse water purple pipes by the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD). The Village and WASD were partners in the first alternative water supply project in Miami-Dade County.

The "purple pipes" will provide reclaimed water for irrigation in public area. Treated wastewater will be transported in a new water main to Key Biscayne once the proposed reuse plant at the Central District Treatment Plant on Virginia Key is in service. The County's Links at Crandon Park public golf course, at the north end of the island, also will be irrigated with reclaimed water.


WASD Officials held a public meeting at the Village Council Chamber on Wednesday, June 18, 2008, the same day installation of reuse water pipes began in the Village. The target audience was residents and business people in the installation area who may hook up to the reuse water pipe in the future. More information is available in this letter (PDF) sent by WASD to these property owners.


The first phase of purple pipe installation was concurrent with Phase 1 of the sewer/water pipe project. Ultimately, approximately 40,000 linear feet of reuse pipe was placed to serve public swales, medians and traffic circles west of Crandon Boulevard within sewer project Zones 1 and 2/3 and the Village Green. Then-Village Public Works Director Nuñez reported that WASD plans were to will lay the purple pipe near the new potable water lines in the same excavation area. Future reclaimed water will enter the Village through a main pipe traveling along the pathway to Calusa Park between St. Agnes and the Harbor Plaza Shopping Center. 


If you would like to learn more about Purple Pipes in the Village and the the use of reclaimed water, follow this link to a March 2007 web news article.











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