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Fort Lauderdale Sewage Woes: ‘This Is Not The Last Break’

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Joe Cavaretta
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South Florida Sun Sentinel
Workers disinfect and power wash Northeast Fifth Street at the Victoria Park neighborhood in Fort Lauderdale on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, three days after a sewer main ruptured.

The sewer main breaks keep on coming, leaving many on edge, wondering when and where the next one will hit.

Fort Lauderdale, a city with a crumbling network of sewer and water pipes, has rushed to contain four major sewage spills in just 18 days.

“It’s still smelly,” said Pam Works-McCarthy, a Rio Vista homeowner who left town for New Year’s, weary from all the mess. “It could happen anywhere. It is what it is. They’re still fishing flotsam and jetsam out of the river. And I’m happy I’m not there.”

Read more at the Sun Sentinel.