Part 3: The S-Storm

Out of sight, still a blight

Simple septic systems seemed harmless in the 1950s, before Florida’s population grew to today’s 21 million. But leaky tanks spread pollution in a state pulsing with water. Scientists say that sea rise, extreme rains and other forces of climate change are aggravating the problems.

Major spills from Florida’s sewage treatment plants are on the rise

And so are the storms that can cause aging pipes to burst.

sewage spill in Ft. Lauderdale

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