Author Archives: Florida Pipeline Company

New Watermain testing requirements

Miami Dade Water and Sewer department requires the contractor to test water valves prior to service. They typically request the engineer  to show new valves  spaced 600′ apart.   We test all valves including new fire connections or fire hydrant installation.  The reason for that is when you test the actual watermain you can  rule… Continue Reading

New Water service

A new water service connection in Miami Dade County typically consist of a new tap to the existing waterline in the roadway. Then the contractor installs a backflow device and finally the actual water service line for the building. Shown below is a new 2″ water service for a commercial project in North Miami.  The… Continue Reading

New sewer service lateral

When connecting to an existing Miami Dade Water and Sewer Department  (MDWASD) sewer line. The utility company will require you to install a clean out.  The cleanout is typically a section of PVC pipe with a round removable access cap.  When located in the sidewalk away from a driveway the cleanout is installed inside of… Continue Reading

Stormwater certification South Broward Drainage District

One of the services that we provide is the 5 year certification for stormwater systems.  We are very familiar with the South Broward Drainage District  5 year operations and maintenance permit and engineers certification. The process requires a civil engineer to inspect the site and arrange for the cleaning of all storm water boxes, catch… Continue Reading

Design of water and sewer sytems

The installation of new water lines or a watermain extension will require the services of a Civil Engineer. The owner of Florida Pipeline company specializes in the design and construction of Water distribution systems and sewage collection system throughout the state of Florida. We also design and install storm water systems for parking lots in… Continue Reading

Dewatering in South Florida

We get calls from contractors trying to dewater sites everyday. Some of the GC’s read our blogs and think it’s easy because they have done it in the past.  Please remember that some sites have limited right of way. You should not simply rent a pump and discharge into a nearby catch basin.   Dewatering… Continue Reading

Civil Engineering Services

Rodolfo Ibarra PE (# 45901)  is a state licensed civil engineer and owner of Florida Pipeline Company. We have over 30 years of land development experience in south Florida. The majority of our work experience is in Miami Dade and Broward county. Our team  designs , permits and conveys civil engineering projects much faster than… Continue Reading

Watermain extension Miami Dade County

Home owners often ask why Miami Dade Water and Sewer Department request they upgrade or install  a new waterline in the roadway. The process for the installation is called a watermain extension. Many areas in the county have undersized waterlines and service connections. When a home owner or developer submits plans for improvements  the county… Continue Reading