The Ross Valley Sanitary District was taking water samples from a Greenbrae creek following a sewage spill.
San Francisco firefighters Thursday morning responded to a sewage overflow in the city’s Mission District.
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.
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.
The city of Palo Alto has launched a pipeline safety campaign designed to warn residents about the dangers of “cross bores.”
Ross Valley Sanitary District Thursday alleged that “severe contractor negligence” was to blame for two December 2010 sewer spills.
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.
Three of four beaches in San Mateo County will remain closed this week due to unsafe levels of bacteria that continue to be detected in near-shore waters, a health official said Thursday.
Unsafe levels of bacteria detected at four beaches in San Mateo County this week have prompted health officials to order temporary closures.