Friday, January 22, 2010

Sewage spill prompts alert in Bird Rock

A sewage spill prompted a pollution alert Thursday along a stretch of shoreline in La Jolla. Wastewater began overflowing from a manhole in the 6200 block of Waverly Avenue due to a blocked sanitation pipeline shortly before 1:30 p.m., according to the county Department of Environmental Health. By the time city repair personnel got the problem under control about an hour later, roughly 5,025 gallons of sewage had spilled into a storm drain that empties into the sea at the terminus of La Canada Street. Signs warning of contamination hazards will stand at all beach access points between Kolmar Street and Sea Ridge Drive until follow-up testing deems the area safe again.

*SOURCE North County Times

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