DORAL, Fla. – Witnesses reported a truck recently unloaded what appeared to be polluted water into a lake in Doral.
Residents said the blue truck was equipped with a tank in the community of Valencia, which has an entrance at Northwest 102nd Avenue and 46th Street.
“It was dumping whatever they took out of there and dumping it into the lake,” Manny Marrero, a resident of the community, said pointing to a storm drain, and later adding, “It is not right!”
Another witness recorded a video showing the parked truck registered to South Florida Vac-Con Services, a company based out of Cutler Bay. It was dumping dark water into the community’s Lake Mario.
On Monday, the city reported code enforcement issued the culprit fines and referred the case to Miami-Dade County’s Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources.
South Florida Vac-Con Services representatives did not respond to requests for comment. The company advertises services for storm drain cleaning, sanitary sewers, lift stations, pipe cleaning, grease traps, and septic tanks.