Miami-Dade OKs $1.6B In Sewer Improvements

Law360, Miami (May 22, 2013, 6:45 PM EDT) -- Miami-Dade County will spend $1.6 billion over the next 15 years to upgrade its aging, stressed sewer system under a settlement with federal and state environmental agencies approved by the county commissioners Tuesday.

The county's board of commissioners voted 11-1 to approve the consent decree with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that includes a civil penalty of almost $1 million.

Under the agreement, the county will focus on first improving the deteriorated pipelines and pump stations and finance it...
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