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Drinking water lab flows


Written by on January 31, 2019

Plans will proceed for a roughly $7.2 million, 1,056-day construction project of a “drinking water laboratory” at the Alexander Orr Jr. Water Treatment Plant in Sunset, as Miami-Dade commissioners unanimously approved the project and its contractor, Florida Lemark Corp.

Upon completion, the new facility will house a staff of 20, as well as 12 visitors, and include a 32-vehicle parking lot, two mass-spectrometer gas-chromatograph labs, three wet chemistry general labs and a sewage pump station, among numerous other features.

Miami-Dade issued a request for design-build services under full and open competition April 29, 2015. Florida Lemark, one of two firms that submitted proposals by Sept. 7, 2016, was cleared for negotiations with the county Nov. 11, 2017, according to a memo from Mayor Carlos Giménez.

The firm is estimated to receive notice to proceed Feb. 15.

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