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Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department beautifies Pump Station in Downtown Miami

MIAMI (October 21, 2016)

When your neighbors include a museum, the colorful façade of the American Airlines Arena and the historic Freedom Tower, blending in the chic community is a given; which is why the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) recently partnered with the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department to beautify Pump Station #2, located on Biscayne Boulevard in Downtown Miami.

A temporary measure that precedes permanent site upgrades, the improvements included landscaping that matches the established sidewalks in the community, as well as the introduction of seven Gumbo Limbo trees and ornamental grasses. The foliage was chosen because it is native to South Florida, as well as being drought resistant, which reduces the need to water it.

“We not only want to provide reliable service to our customers, but we want to be good neighbors, as well,” said WASD Director Lester Sola. “The work we have completed is a good first step, but we plan on working with elected officials from the Downtown Development Authority, nearby residents and other stakeholders to develop a long-term design that blends our facility into the community.”

Meetings where the public can provide input are expected to be scheduled prior to the end of the year. The department’s commitment to facility beautifications extends beyond this one site. Plans exist to make improvements to WASD pump stations and treatment plants so that they are consistent to the designs of the surrounding environments.

It is the priority of the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department to provide safe, reliable service to its customers. For additional information about Department services visit WASD’s website.