Water Profiles & Resources

Wondering what’s in our water?  You’re not alone!  A few MASH members have sent samples of their tap water to Ward Laboratories for analysis. 

Here are links to the lab results, along with the most recent county reports:

Ward Laboratories

Dadeland Area (33156)April 2012 Homestead (33035)April 2013  

Miami-Dade Water & Sewer 

Miami-Dade Water & Sewer (Alexander Orr Treatment Plant)  2015 TAA Report 
The Alexander Orr Plant serves residents south of Flagler Street to S.W. 248 Street

Miami-Dade Water & Sewer (John E. Preston Treatment Plant) 2015 TAA Report
The Hialeah and Preston Plants serve residents who live north of Flagler Street up to the Miami-Dade/Broward line.

Miami-Dade Water & Sewer (Hialeah Water Treatment Plant) 2015 TAA Report
The Hialeah and Preston Plants serve residents who live north of Flagler Street up to the Miami-Dade/Broward line.

Miami-Dade Water & Sewer (Alexander Orr Treatment Plant)  2014 TAA Report 
The Alexander Orr Plant serves residents south of Flagler Street to S.W. 248 Street

Miami-Dade Water & Sewer (John E. Preston Treatment Plant) 2014 TAA Report
The Hialeah and Preston Plants serve residents who live north of Flagler Street up to the Miami-Dade/Broward line.

Miami-Dade Water & Sewer (Alexander Orr Treatment Plant) 2005 TAA Report

You may also want to take a peek at this e-mail chain between MASH member Scott Graham and Martin Brungard of the North Florida Brewers League in Tallahassee.  Martin is  a recognized expert in brewing water chemistry and a professional engineer specializing in water treatment. He is the author of Bru’n Water software for brewing water adjustment and author of the Bru’n Water website, home to extensive brewing water information. He is also a technical editor for Brewer Publications’ book on Water: A Comprehensive Guide for Brewers by John Palmer and Colin Kaminski.

MASH members are encouraged to download the free version of Bru’n Water and to consider a donation to the site.

“Not all chemicals are bad. Without chemicals such as hydrogen and oxygen, for example, there would be no way to make water, a vital ingredient in beer.” — Dave Barry

“Beer is an improvement on water itself.” — Grant Johnson

“While beer brings gladness, don’t forget
That water only makes you wet.”
— Larry Leon Wilson, The Spenders

“Water is good for only two things: floating ships and making beer.” — Anonymous

“In wine there is wisdom. In beer is strength. In water is bacteria.” — German saying

“I never drink water; that is the stuff that rusts pipes.” — W.C. Fields