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Pacifica Pier

Storms Prove Too Much For Pacifica Waste Treatment Plants; Residents Asked To Conserve

PACIFICA (CBS SF) – The City of Pacifica is asking people to reduce their water use during the rainy weather. The massive rain totals have caused problems for the waste water treatment plant. City officials […]

12/12/2014

A flood gate in front of a business in San Anselmo, California. (Jeffrey Schaub/CBS)

San Francisco Preps Storm Drains In Anticipation Of Flooding In Mission District

San Francisco is scrambling to prepare for a powerful storm in an area of the city notorious for flooding during heavy rain.

12/10/2014

The Adopt-A-Drain map (City of Oakland)

City Of Oakland Asks Residents To Adopt, Clean Storm Drains

Officials from the City of Oakland say they’d like the public’s help keeping storm drains clean this rainy season.

11/18/2014

The East Bay Municipal Utility District water treatment facility stands in Oakland, California. (Photo by Chip Chipman/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

East Bay Wastewater Districts, Cities Agree To Pay $1.5 Million Fine & Keep Sewage Out Of SF Bay

The East Bay Municipal Utility District, Stege Sanitary District and six cities have agreed to pay $1.5 million in fines to settle allegations they allowed raw or partially treated sewage to flow into the San Francisco Bay.

07/29/2014

A pile of food scraps ready to be pulverized and combined with sewage to generate biogas. (CBS)

Marin County Unveils Program That Turns Food Scraps, Sewage Into Energy

Marin County’s garbage and sewer services have teamed up to turn food scraps and wastewater into energy in a new program unveiled Tuesday in San Rafael.

03/19/2014

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Clogged Sausalito Sewer Pipe Sends 50,000 Gallons Of Wastewater Into Bay

A clogged plastic sewer pipe near a south Sausalito home caused more than 50,000 gallons of wastewater to spill into the San Francisco Bay this week.

11/27/2013

A general view during the Oakland Athletics game against the Seattle Mariners at O.co Coliseum on June 16, 2013 in Oakland. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Another Sewage Problem Causes Foul Odor During Oakland A’s Game

The Oakland Athletics dealt with another sewage problem yesterday, this time in their dugout instead of the clubhouse area and nearby hallway.

09/18/2013

(Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

‘Toilet-To-Tap’ Water Purification Coming To South Bay

The source for Santa Clara County’s newest, cleanest and virtually limitless water is the new $68 million sewage treatment plant near Alviso, but the ultra clean water won’t be going into homes due to the stigma regarding recycled water.

07/22/2013

toilet, flush, water

Cleaning Wipes Used In Homes And Offices Clogging Bay Area Sewer Pipes

Those handy wipes used for disinfecting your office space or picking up kitchen spills are causing back ups in sanitation plants in the Bay Area.

07/17/2013

A general view during the Oakland Athletics game against the Seattle Mariners at O.co Coliseum on June 16, 2013 in Oakland. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Sewage At O.Co Coliseum Cleaned Up In Time For A’s Return

That new carpet smell sure was a pleasant one Tuesday, when the A’s began an eight-game homestand.

06/25/2013

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