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More Than 22,000 Gallons Of Sewage Spill Into San Diego Beaches

A 22,500-gallon sewage spill prompted San Diego County authorities today to warn visitors to Dog Beach in Ocean Beach and part of South Mission Beach to stay out of the water.

The spill — reported by the City of San Diego Metropolitan Wastewater — sent sewage into the San Diego River near I-15, according to county officials.

"Because it may affect the beaches at the river's mouth, the beaches on either side have been closed,'' said to a statement from the San Diego County Environmental Health Department.

Signs have been posted and will remain in place until field tests show the water is safe for recreational use, authorities said.

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CaliforniaDefender | December 2, 2013 at 12:28 p.m. ― 3 years, 3 months ago

What was the cause?

Human error? Old infrastructure? Illegal dumping?

I don't see anything on the County's Health Department site about this. Just a public health alert about salmonella in Foster Farms chicken.

Why anybody eats those bacteria filled carcases is beyond me. Probably be safer to drink from the sewage filled San Diego River.

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Eddie89 | December 3, 2013 at 9:44 a.m. ― 3 years, 3 months ago

More details from this article: "The spill was caused by roots in the sewer line near the intersection of Friars Road and Interstate 15, said Arian Collins, a spokesperson for the San Diego Public Utilities Department."

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