Protecting Miami-Dade’s Black Point Wastewater Treatment Plant with ConShield®

Protecting Miami-Dade’s Black Point Wastewater Treatment Plant with ConShield®


Microbiologically induced corrosion (MIC) is a persistent challenge for wastewater treatment facilities, threatening the structural integrity of concrete infrastructure. As municipalities and utilities strive to maintain and extend the lifespan of their assets, innovative solutions are required. Miami-Dade County’s Black Point Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) has taken a significant step forward by integrating ConShield®, a cutting-edge biotech solution designed to combat MIC.

Understanding MIC and Its Impact

MIC occurs when bacteria in wastewater environments produce acids that degrade concrete. This type of corrosion can lead to extensive damage, increased maintenance costs, and reduced service life of infrastructure. For a facility like the Black Point WWTP, which plays a crucial role in managing the region’s wastewater, addressing MIC is vital to ensuring operational efficiency and longevity.

Why ConShield®?

ConShield® is a revolutionary product designed to provide long-term protection against MIC. It incorporates a biocide into the concrete mix or surface treatment, preventing the growth of acid-producing bacteria. Here are some key benefits of using ConShield®:

  • Durability: ConShield® ensures long-term resistance to MIC, significantly extending the life of concrete structures.
  • Cost-Effective: By reducing the need for frequent repairs and maintenance, ConShield® offers substantial cost savings over time.
  • Environmentally Safe: The product is safe for the environment and does not compromise the structural properties of concrete.

The Black Point WWTP Project

Miami-Dade County’s decision to utilize ConShield® at the Black Point WWTP underscores their commitment to innovative infrastructure protection. This project highlights several critical aspects:

  1. Proactive Maintenance: By addressing MIC proactively, Miami-Dade is preventing potential damage and ensuring the reliability of their wastewater treatment processes.
  2. Advanced Technology: Incorporating ConShield® demonstrates the county’s dedication to using state-of-the-art solutions for infrastructure challenges.
  3. Sustainability: Protecting concrete structures from corrosion aligns with broader sustainability goals, reducing waste and resource consumption associated with frequent repairs.

Implementation and Results

The integration of ConShield® at the Black Point WWTP involved applying the biocide-enhanced concrete solution to new structures within the facility. This application process was carefully managed to ensure optimal protection and longevity.

Early results have shown that ConShield® effectively inhibits the growth of harmful bacteria, providing a robust barrier against MIC. This proactive measure is expected to significantly extend the service life of the plant’s infrastructure, ensuring that the Black Point WWTP can continue to operate efficiently for decades to come.


Miami-Dade County’s adoption of ConShield® at the Black Point Wastewater Treatment Plant is a testament to the importance of innovative solutions in maintaining critical infrastructure. By addressing microbiologically induced corrosion with advanced biotech armor, the county is setting a precedent for other municipalities facing similar challenges.



Concrete, Sanitary Sewers, and MIC

By Johnny Love, National Product Manager & Linda Keairns, Editing and Graphics – Both with ConShield Technologies.

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