Costs rising as Fort Lauderdale tries to dam its water crisis

Since October, the city has spilled more than 600,000 more gallons of raw sewage in 15 unauthorized discharges that are subject to $54,000 in penalties, state officials said. They include two in March from a twice-broken 44-year-old pipe that spilled about 300,000 gallons of raw sewage into the Rio Mary Rita waterway near the 2800 block of Northeast 36th Street, the state said.