05/15/2012 08:37 am ET Updated Jul 15, 2012

Miami-Dade's Leaky Pipes: More Than 47 Million Gallons Of Waste Spilled In Past Two Years

Miami-Dade County's antiquated sewer system has ruptured at least 65 times over the past two years, spewing more than 47 million gallons of untreated human waste into waterways and streets from rural South Miami-Dade to the ritzy condos of Brickell Avenue to the Broward County border.

The breaks and blowouts -- topping out at nine in a single stinky month last October -- were documented in nine warning letters that state environmental regulators sent to the county's Water and Sewer Department between June 2010 and April.

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