MIAMI LOOKS FOR ALTERNATIVES TO BLUE-CHIP SEWER OVERHAUL

Officials in Miami argue that forced compliance with federal and state mandates is putting the city's construction cart before the design horse. A peak-flow study and system-wide sanitary sewer evaluation are under way, but not yet complete. Meanwhile, Miami must meet imposed state and federal deadlines, which means the upgrades are not based on the study or evaluation findings. The current estimate to rehabilitate Miami's overburdened wastewater collection and treatment system is $1.1 billion. This article describes the highly publicized failure conditions that led environmentalists and regulators to Miami, the compliance orders that dictate Miami's response, and the rehabilitation alternatives under examination.

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    McGraw-Hill, Incorporated

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  • Authors:
    • Wright, A G
  • Publication Date: 1996-1-1

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 22-25
  • Serial:
    • ENR
    • Volume: 236
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: McGraw-Hill, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0891-9526

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00719266
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 8 1996 12:00AM