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211 Million Gallons of Sewage Released in FLL

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10 minutes ago, blueboro said:

https://www.foxnews.com/us/fort-lauderdale-mayor-seeks-state-federal-aid-after-211m-gallons-of-sewage-leaks-from-pipes-into-streets-drinking-water

 

Wonder how this will affect our hotel stay the night before?  Hopefully Dania is on a different water system.  FLL residents advised to boil water. UGGH.

This actually is nothing new. Fort Lauderdale and surrounding area has had at least 6 breaks causing boil notices since January.

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Many posts criticizing cruise lines for discharging fluids overboard.  Haven't seen any criticizing FLL.

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The problem is restricted to Fort Lauderdale and has pretty much impacted residential neighborhoods and along the New River due to an aging infrastructure which has not been maintained by the city fathers.  Other communities have their own water supplies including Dania Beach.  We are snowbirds who have been in Hollywood Beach for the past seven weeks with no problems.

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Fort Lauderdale will need millions to upgrade its aging sewer system. One specific pipeline has leaked raw sewage on and off for weeks. Fort Lauderdale employees repair the pipe at one location and then the same pipe ruptures in a different location. The city is requesting monetary aid from Broward County, the State Of Florida, and even the Federal Government. They were just fined over 1,800,000 in reference to this incident.

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This is in residential neighborhoods, and very upscale neighborhoods some of the most expensive real estate in Florida.  It has happened over a period of months.  

 

They are cleaning as fast as they can.

 

It isn't near Dania Beach.

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2 hours ago, Corby114 said:

Fort Lauderdale will need millions to upgrade its aging sewer system. One specific pipeline has leaked raw sewage on and off for weeks. Fort Lauderdale employees repair the pipe at one location and then the same pipe ruptures in a different location. The city is requesting monetary aid from Broward County, the State Of Florida, and even the Federal Government. They were just fined over 1,800,000 in reference to this incident.

 

The issue has received extensive coverage in the Sun-Sentinel and on local TV.  Additional criticism has been leveled at the ruling council body for approving extensive new construction and high rises without any significant improvements to sewage pipes.  So, many elderly pipes are carrying way beyond their anticipated loads.

 

The issue has been raised and swatted away with the anticipated huge development north and west of the BrightLine station in Fort Lauderdale. The council wants development, but not infrastructure improvements.

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My urban community suffered a major water line break that affected most of the Dayton area.  Aging infrastructure (some water lines 100 years old or more) with little money to remedy the situation other than raise water/sewer rates.  

 

And, what does our National and State Governments do when it comes to supplying the needed funds to fix these infrastructure problems?  

 

Maybe if the water/sewer lines serving the White House, our Capitol, and the Senate and House Office Buildings broke, requiring our "honorable whomevers" to boil their water before they drank or used it, more attention would be paid to an issue that is not just a Florida or Ohio issue.

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This is old news.  Nothing new.  Nothing to be concerned with at all.  The city approved a lot of funds to resolve it and make needed upgrades.  For visitors and cruisers, this is a nothing burger.  It's really just had some residential impact.

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So they have different water pipes serving residential and businesses??  Seems at some point it all must come from the same place.

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16 hours ago, blueboro said:

So they have different water pipes serving residential and businesses??  Seems at some point it all must come from the same place.

 

It's the wastewater, not fresh water.  We may be a bit different down here, but we don't drink from the sewage lines.  There was a cautionary boil water notice that was lifted.

 

And the bursts and issues have been mostly in the older residential neighborhoods.

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I was in Fort Lauderdale downtown yesterday.  The amount of new construction is amazing. Huge buildings along the New River, and near the BrightLine station. Pushing the business core and upscale residential both north and west.

 

This is about 20 blocks north of the Port Everglades cruise terminal.

 

The federal government has also authorized the Port District to begin widening and deepening the channel to accommodate even larger container ships. This multi-year project will allow the largest ships to call on Fort Lauderdale with a full load. Currently,  there's a requirement they partly unload before calling here.

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