Baykeeper Updates Related to Sick of Sewage

Featured Stories: November 24, 2017
For San Francisco Bay, the rainy season can bring a surge of pollution from sewage. Often the cause is the cooking and cleanup of rich foods, particularly holiday meals. Cooking rich foods like turkey, roasts, gravy, and desserts creates fats, oil, and grease that get washed down the drain during...
BK In The News: September 18, 2018
Partners in Action: Stand by the Bay, take in the views, watch the waves. EBMUD works regularly with community groups like Baykeeper to protect San Francisco Bay.
Blog Post: May 15, 2018
During the most recent 2017-2018 rainy season, over 350,000 gallons of sewage-contaminated spills flowed into San Francisco Bay and into creeks that flow to the Bay. The most recent rainy season’s sewage spill total was far lower than during 2016-17’s exceptionally wet winter, when over 12 million...
BK In The News: May 7, 2018
OAKLAND, Calif. - Miracles of Faith Rev. Greggory L. Brown can’t forget one Thanksgiving weekend when it seemed as though biblical-sized floods had deluged his church... The “consent decree” that Oakland is bound to is a legal agreement the city signed after being sued by the EPA and the nonprofit...
BK In The News: May 2, 2018
The public works department has failed to address larger problems with its sewers. And raw sewage continues to flow into waterways... Erica Maharg, the managing attorney for San Francisco Baykeeper, an environmental organization that is party to the consent decree, was at last week's committee...
Monthly Column: March 1, 2018
If you discover a sewage spill in Oakland—or have reported a spill in the past to Oakland city officials—please report it to Baykeeper. Sewage spilled into city streets generally ends up in San Francisco Bay. Spilled sewage is sometimes inappropriately washed down a nearby storm drain, or the...
Blog Post: February 12, 2018
If you encounter a sewage spill in Oakland—or have reported a spill to city officials in the past—please report it to Baykeeper. Recent news investigations found that Oakland officials failed to report spills of hundreds of thousands of gallons of sewage and may have falsified data. Baykeeper and...
BK In The News: January 9, 2018
Oakland has failed to report hundreds of thousands of gallons of toxic sewage spills that have sickened animals, damaged property, and polluted waterways, including Lake Temescal... Parties to the 2014 consent decree, like the environmental group San Francisco Baykeeper, which has worked to protect...
BK In The News: November 1, 2017
Federal and state officials are investigating whether the city of Alameda has violated a court order to keep raw sewage from flowing into the bay... "We read it as there's a trigger for getting the lines replaced," said Baykeeper's Executive Director Sejal Choksi-Chugh. "The building permits should...
Blog Post: May 11, 2017
Over 40 years ago, before Baykeeper was founded as the Bay’s pollution watchdog, San Francisco Bay was treated as a cesspool receiving untreated wastewater from cities along the Bay. Swimmers and wildlife in the Bay were frequently exposed to harmful bacteria and toxins that made them sick.  As a...

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