- Associated Press - Thursday, December 22, 2016

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A sewage spill in a Fort Lauderdale neighborhood has left residents gagging and state officials warning that the city needs to address its aging infrastructure.

The Sun Sentinel of South Florida(https://bit.ly/2igwTdz ) reports that sewage spilled onto sidewalks and creeped up driveways along Southwest Sixth Avenue last weekend.

Residents say it was the third sewer pipe break of the year.

One resident, Cara Campbell, says the city isn’t doing enough to maintain its infrastructure.

Florida Department of Environmental Protection spokeswoman Jessica Boyd says the city has a pattern of spills and has overdue repairs.

The state is preparing to place the city under a consent order that would force it to come up with a plan to fix its aging lines and pay a penalty for previous spills.

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Information from: Sun Sentinel , https://www.sun-sentinel.com/


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