Miami-Dade County Water and Sewer Department Chief John Renfrow claimned yesterday that a new $77 million pipe under Government Cut set a standard by being done on time and on budget. That is hogwash, if you believe what he is reported to have said a year ago. And it masks years of incompetence in ... More >>
Get this: The national engineering firm in the driver's seat to oversee Miami-Dade's $1.6 billion overhaul of the county's monumentally dilapidated sewer system has a history of violating the Clean Water Act, mishandling radioactive waste, billing for phantom work, and paying kickbacks. In most pl ... More >>
For at least three months, John Renfrow, director of the Miami-Dade Water & Sewer Department, knew about the $18.5 million fine CH2M Hill had to pay the federal government to avoid being prosecuted for time card fraud. Yet Renfrow didn't stop the Colorado-based firm from bidding on a lucrative contr ... More >>
Earlier this week, the Miami-Dade County Commission approved an 8 percent rate increase to water and sewer bills, which means homeowners will begin paying about $4 more a month on their average water bill. The funds are meant to cover the cost of issuing $4.2 billion -- yes that's with a b -- in bon ... More >>
What a load of crap. Earlier this week, county officials warned that unless unruly Miami Beach condo owners allowed for construction on a waste pipeline stretching to Virginia Key, the sewer line could soon break. "I can tell you it's going to rupture, I just can't tell you when," said John Renfrow, ... More >>
What was contaminating our drinking water? Who knows - Dade officials stopped looking.
The Biscayne Aquifer is pristine no more
Rundle, Milian, or Pizzi as state attorney in '04?
More evidence that the county's environmental guardian has abandoned his post
If you were Steve Shiver, why would you meet with one lobbyist when you could meet with a bunch of them?
Last week's cover illustration? Disgusting!
Want to hear more about a plan to protect the county's water supply from contamination? Good luck.
She ran her department like a pro, but she possessed one thing Alex Penelas and Steve Shiver couldn't tolerate: Integrity
Somehow no one noticed that a monstrous gash was illegally being dug into the bottom of Biscayne Bay
When authorities pledged to reflood the Everglades, they tried to accommodate residents of the 8 1/2 Square Mile Area in Southwest Dade. They're still trying.
Years of neglect have poisoned the land and contaminated the water under Miami International Airport. Investigators are just now beginning to grasp how bad it is. It's very bad.
If you think Dade County is a filthy mess now, just wait till you're drowning in it