WASD crew rescues family of ducks from storm water drain
It’s widely known that firefighters rescue kittens from trees, however it takes Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) employees to free a family of ducks from a storm drain.
The mama and her 10 babies fell through the screen of a storm water drain near the intersection of Southwest 137 Avenue and Kendall Drive. After several attempts by other agencies to rescue the ducks, WASD was called to provide assistance and a sewer collections crew was dispatched.
After a few hours of trying to gain access to the cramped quarters, the mama duck and her 10 babies were freed unharmed and transferred to a safe location.
“This is a happy ending and I’m glad our staff was able to help free these ducks,” said WASD Director Lester Sola. “We work every day to best serve all residents of Miami-Dade County, including our fine feathered friends.”
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 and programs, visit the department’s website.
Editor’s Note: Video footage and photographs are available on the department’s Social Media pages and upon request.