July 31, 2017

Miami’s sewage is supposed to be pumped offshore but the pipe has sprung a leak

A massive ocean outfall pipe intended to dump partially treated human waste in deep water far from Miami has instead been leaking in shallow water within a mile of Tony Fisher Island for at least a year, an environmental group said Monday. A Miami Waterkeeper diver sent to investigate the leak after a citizen tipped off the group recorded cloudy sewage spewing from the underground pipe earlier this month, near schools of fish and coral. […]
April 27, 2017

South Florida dumps partially treated human waste offshore

Did you know that South Florida dumps millions of gallons of wastewater into our precious ocean every year? They’re supposed to end this practice by 2025. Will they make the deadline? Over the decades, billions of gallons of partially treated sewage have flushed their way from South Florida toilets to the Atlantic Ocean. Six plants jettisoned wastewater from outfall pipes in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, releasing massive clouds that cause the surface to […]
March 29, 2017

More than one million gallons of sewage leaked into a Jacksonville waterway

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – One million gallons of raw sewage spilled into Wills Branch waterway of the Cedar River on the city’s Westside this week, according to JEA. Residents in the Hyde Park area reported there was a foul odor coming from the Wills Branch Creek and a thick sludge on top of the water. The city-owned utility said the spill occurred this week because of a blockage at a lift station on Lenox Avenue. JEA […]
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