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$3.3 billion septic tank peril nears county action


Written by on January 22, 2019

In the wake of a blockbuster report predicting rising sea levels will cause up to 64% of Miami-Dade’s septic tanks to malfunction by 2040, county personnel say they’ll have a plan for how to start solving the roughly $3.3 billion conundrum within four months.

The November 2018 report, published by the county’s regulatory and economic resources department, department of water and sewer, and Florida Department of Health, listed vast public health, financial and environmental impacts – including contamination of the Biscayne Aquifer, the county’s sole source of potable water – unless expensive countermeasures are taken…To read the full story click here