Blue Water Task Force, Water Quality, Illness
November 10 2009

The Cost of Poor Water Quality at Surfrider Malibu

by Mara Dias

A recent decision by the LA Regional Water Quality Control Board will eliminate the use of septic systems from Malibu and force the City to install waste water treatment systems. This decision was made in order to improve a chronic pollution problem at Surfrider Beach caused by failing and poorly-sited septic systems. While this change will cost the local residents, the existing polluted conditions has been costing the public for years due to sickness and loss in tourism dollars. Read more on the Surf Economics Blog.


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