June 20 2006

83% decrease in San Diego sewage spills

by Surfrider Foundation

The city of San Diego will continue to upgrade its sewage collection system over the next year under a partial legal settlement with environmentalists that was unanimously approved by the City Council yesterday.
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Since the lawsuit was filed, sewage spills have dropped from 365 per year to about 60 annually, a decrease of more than 83 percent, Coast Law Group attorney Marco Gonzalez said.
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