Bypass Attempts Continue to Fail in Miami

Bypass Attempts Continue to Fail in Miami

A recently ruptured sewer pipe that carries 10 million gallons of sewage every day continues leaking human waste into the Oleta River even after emergency work to build a bypass failed. The large break in the pipe continues to grow and local contractors are racing to repair in order to lift the “no swim” advisory. Debris needed to be removed from the spot where the pipe ruptured, but as this continued the break starting growing larger. An estimated more than

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Don’t flush that!

Don’t flush that!

Do you pour grease down your kitchen sink drain? Do you flush wipes down the toilet? You should probably rethink both. These mindless things most people do has turned into a $3.4 million-a-year problem. More than 300 tons of wipes are pulled from wastewater pump stations and treatment plans in the Miami-Dade area every month. It cost thousands of dollars – around $225,000 each month – to repair and clear the clogged sewer lines. Wipes — wet wipes, Clorox wipes,

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City Sewer Blockage

Sewer Crisis in Florida

There are numerous examples throughout the state of Florida that have to do with sewage spills. And these sewage spills are causing more problems that include failing wastewater systems, which, in turn, forces problems with the state’s aging infrastructure. But the biggest problem: no clear solutions for a funding fix. Since the early 200s, deteriorating sewers have released 1.6 billion gallons of wastewater, much of it polluting the state’s estuaries and oceans, according to a recent analysis of state environmental

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