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Fort Lauderdale To Investigate Putting Brakes On Building Boom After Pipe Breaks

Michael Laughlin
South Florida Sun Sentinel
Cranes dot the skyline of downtown Fort Lauderdale at Las Olas and Southeast Third Avenue on January 29, 2020.

The building boom in full swing in Fort Lauderdale might just hit a wall as city leaders struggle to contain a never-ending series of sewer pipe breaks.

Critics of the city’s ongoing development spurt have been calling for a moratorium for years. Developers have been just as outspoken in opposing what they call a drastic measure that would have dire effects on the city’s tax base.

But the chatter from critics has grown to a crescendo since a string of street-sliming pipe failures hit in December. This week’s trio of pipe breaks — two sewer and one water — have only upped the ante.

Read more at the Sun Sentinel.