Case Study: Miami-Dade County Neglected Sewage Leak

Miami Waterkeeper has discovered an ignored outfall sewage leak, affecting our oceans, wildlife, and the health and safety of the public. This reported sewage leak, occurring approximately 3/4 mile offshore -- just a stone’s throw away from Fisher Island and Key Biscayne, is coming from the Virginia Key treatment plant. In response, today the non-profit organization has filed its second notice of intent to sue Miami-Dade County for violations of the Clean Water Act related to the County’s aging and neglected sewage infrastructure. Miami Waterkeeper claims the County is in violation of the Act and several state statutes, regulations, and permits as Miami-Dade County officials were aware of sewage leaking near Key Biscayne for over a year, but took no action to address it. Despite a mandate to maintain these outfalls, further investigation reveals the County has not inspected them for nearly a decade. 

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