Florida's Miami-Dade County will spend $1.6 billion to repair its deteriorated water and sewer pipes over the next 15 years in an agreement meant to settle environmental violations with the federal and state governments. "Any world-class city has good infrastructure, and the most important infrastructure in any city is its water and sewer," Mayor Carlos Gimenez said. Gimenez's administration predicts the decision will mean a 33% increase in quarterly water bills over the next five years.

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