Repair work on a 54-inch water main will cause lower than normal water pressure for up to two weeks on the west side of Miami-Dade County, including the cities of Hialeah, Hialeah Gardens and Miami Lakes.
The water line will be out of service as workers repair it, and the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department has asked people in affected areas to conserve water in the early morning and evening hours when demand is highest, said Water and Sewer Department spokeswoman Jennifer Messemer.
The water main runs along West Fourth Avenue – also known as Red Road – between West 20th Street and West 25th Street in Hialeah.
“That line has been identified as having structural deficiencies, so we’re proactively repairing it to prevent a break in the line,” said Messemer.
The Water and Sewer Department runs scheduled tests of each section of water and sewer line in the county, taking about nine months to test the county’s 8,000 miles of line, Messemer said.
The department discovered weaknesses in the West Fourth Avenue line during routine testing. Other sections of the same line have already been repaired.
For additional information about Water and Sewer Department services and programs, visit www.miamidade.gov/water.