After series of sewage spills in Fort Lauderdale, Gov. DeSantis signs bill to prevent them

“Many wastewater treatment systems in Florida are poorly maintained, and the network of pipes supporting them has fallen into disrepair,” DeSantis said, speaking at a news conference at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach. “As a result of this, even relatively moderate rain events can cause a system to be flooded, forcing a discharge of raw sewage into waterways and estuaries.”