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Miami-Dade County Mayor and Director of the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department Visit the Sorek Desalination Plant

Miami-Dade County Mayor and Director of the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department take a tour of the Sorek Desalination Plant led by IDE’s Gal Zohar and Dr. Boris Liberman.

Miami-Dade County mayor, Carlos A. Gimenez, and director of the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department, Lester Sola, visited the Sorek Desalination Plant, the largest seawater desalination plant in the world. Mayor Gimenez and his delegation toured the facility to learn more about how seawater desalination technology works and to get an inside look at how the plant produces 624,000 m³ water per day. Mayor Gimenez was interested in learning about various water treatment solutions as Miami looks toward a solution which will provide continuous source of water.

Gal Zohar, CEO of assets and president of sales and marketing, and Dr. Boris Liberman, VP and CTO membrane technologies, led the tour and detailed how IDE’s advanced reverse osmosis technology utilizes an innovative design incorporating vertical arrangement of 16” membranes in a large-scale facility, resulting in a reduced footprint and cost savings. The Sorek Desalination Plant provides clean, potable water to more than 1.5 million people, comprising 20 percent of the municipal water demand in Israel.

The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department provides direct service to more than 432,000 accounts, wholesale water service to 15 municipalities and wholesale wastewater service to 13 municipalities. As the department looks to upgrade infrastructure systems, discovering innovative ways to continue providing a clean, continuous water supply to residents is paramount.