Baykeeper Updates Related to Sick of Sewage

Blog Post: April 13, 2012
Central Marin’s wastewater treatment plant needs stricter limits on its releases of raw sewage into San Francisco Bay during storms, Baykeeper recently told regulators. Baykeeper urged the Regional Water Quality Control Board to tighten up the Central Marin Sanitation Agency’s permit to discharge...
BK In The News: January 24, 2012
Every year, winter rains like the recent storms that have soaked the Bay Area help fill reservoirs and perk up lawns. But they also carry an ugly downside, causing aging sewage systems to back up, overflow and malfunction, endangering human health and polluting San Francisco Bay... But with...
BK In The News: January 14, 2012
A Menlo Park sanitary district has agreed to pay $1.4 million to settle a long-running lawsuit accusing the utility of spilling tens of thousands of gallons of sewage into creeks and sloughs that drain into San Francisco Bay.
Blog Post: January 13, 2012
Fewer sewage spills will be draining into San Francisco Bay from Menlo Park-based West Bay Sanitary District. Baykeeper has successfully settled our long-running lawsuit against West Bay for illegal sewage spills, reaching an agreement that details the agency’s efforts to curb its sewage pollution...
Press Release: January 12, 2012
San Francisco - Less sewage will be draining into San Francisco Bay from Menlo Park-based West Bay Sanitary District, San Francisco Baykeeper announced today. Baykeeper has successfully settled its long-running lawsuit against West Bay for illegal sewage spills, reaching an agreement that details...
BK In The News: July 15, 2011
Baykeeper’s campaign to compel sewer agencies to upgrade their crumbling underground pipes has been remarkably successful. The nonprofit group has pressured Bay Area agencies in Burlingame, Hillsborough, Millbrae, San Carlos, South San Francisco and elsewhere to invest in maintenance at an...
Featured Stories: July 11, 2011
The City of San Bruno has agreed to a plan to reduce its recurring sewage spills that contaminate San Francisco Bay and its tributaries. Baykeeper brought suit against San Bruno in February 2010 in order to secure aggressive repairs to the City's faulty sewage system.  San Bruno has agreed to...
BK In The News: May 30, 2011
In a partial resolution of a lawsuit by San Francisco Baykeeper against the West Bay Sanitary District, a federal court judge has found the district liable for 21 sewage overflows, each of more than 100 gallons, that entered Peninsula streams, including streams in Atherton, Woodside, Menlo Park...
BK In The News: May 25, 2011
Environmental nonprofit San Francisco Baykeeper won a summary judgment this week against West Bay Sanitary District in U.S. District Court, establishing the district's legal liability for 21 separate sewage spills into San Francisco Bay.
Blog Post: May 24, 2011
In a case brought by San Francisco Baykeeper against the West Bay Sanitary District in December 2009, U.S. District Court Judge Edward Chen has found West Bay liable for 21 illegal sewage spills that flowed directly into area creeks and sloughs over the past five years. West Bay serves Menlo...

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