Cruise Ship 'Triumph'

Oakland Woman Describes Horrific Conditions Aboard Carnival Cruise Gone Wrong

An Oakland woman who was aboard the stranded Carnival cruise ship Triumph describes the horrific conditions on the boat after the power went out causing some major sewage problems.


San Jose Water Pollution Control Plant (City of San Jose)

Employee Exodus Puts San Jose Wastewater Treatment Plant At Risk

A wave of resignations at San Jose’s waste water treatment plant has put the operation at a high risk for a “catastrophic failure,” according to a newly-released report.


A crew works to replace Marin sewage pipes following a December 2010 spill(CBS)

Settlement Reached In Marin County Sewage Spills

A Marin County sanitary district has settled its lawsuit against a South San Francisco-based construction company over two sewage spills that discharged more than 2.5 million gallons of wastewater.



Marin County Creek Tested After Sewage Spill

The Ross Valley Sanitary District was taking water samples from a Greenbrae creek following a sewage spill.


The flooded kitchen prep area of Stable Cafe on the 2100 block of Folsom St. in San Francisco, April 12, 2012. (CBS)

Storm Causes Sewage Overflow In San Francisco Mission District

San Francisco firefighters Thursday morning responded to a sewage overflow in the city’s Mission District.


The Carnival Splendor

Strict New California Coast Sewage Rules Enacted For Cruise Ships

The Environmental Protection Agency Thursday signed a rule that bans cruise ships and other large vessels from dumping sewage within three miles of California’s coastline. Federal officials estimate this will cut down on 90 percent of the sewage that could previously be discharged legally.


sewer cover, sewage, manhole

Peninsula Sanitary District Found Liable For 21 Sewage Spills

A sanitary district serving parts of San Mateo County is responsible for 21 illegal sewage spills into a number of creeks and sloughs that drain into the bay, a federal judge has found.

CBS San Francisco–05/24/2011

Natural gas pipelines

Palo Alto Safety Officials Warn Of Rare Gas Pipeline Danger

The city of Palo Alto has launched a pipeline safety campaign designed to warn residents about the dangers of “cross bores.”


sewer cover, sewage, manhole

Ross Valley Sanitary District Blaming Contractor For 2010 Sewage Spills

Ross Valley Sanitary District Thursday alleged that “severe contractor negligence” was to blame for two December 2010 sewer spills.

CBS San Francisco–03/20/2011

sewer cover, sewage, manhole

Judge Orders Bay Area Cities To Upgrade Sewer Systems

A federal court has ordered seven municipal sewage systems to upgrade leaky facilities which have spewed millions of gallons of sewage into San Francisco Bay this winter.





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