Baykeeper Updates Related to Sick of Sewage

BK In The News: June 27, 2013
San Mateo County beaches are the second-worst in California when it comes to a key measure of bacterial pollution, according to a report released Wednesday by the Natural Resources Defense Council. . . Deb Self, Baykeeper Executive Director, said the key issue is deferred maintenance by sewage...
Blog Post: May 23, 2013
The Bay Area’s worst-polluting sewer agencies are spilling less sewage into San Francisco Bay, thanks to Baykeeper’s Sick of Sewage campaign. Sewage pollution has been one of the most serious threats to the Bay’s health due to crumbling Bay Area sewer infrastructure. During the rainy season,...
Featured Stories: March 11, 2013
Sewage pollution from South San Francisco is no longer a problem in San Francisco Bay, marking a new success in Baykeeper’s Sick of Sewage campaign. In 2011, Baykeeper won a legal agreement from South San Francisco requiring the city to fix its sewage pollution problem within five years. Now, the...
BK In The News: January 18, 2013
Watch the video of Baykeeper Executive Director Deb Self's presentation at the Albany Library, "The Health of San Francisco Bay" on local pollution issues that affect the Bay’s Albany shoreline, and how to be a good Bay citizen. Presentation was January 14, 2013, video is one hour.
BK In The News: December 5, 2012
With water treatment plants all over the Bay Area receiving a deluge of runoff from this weekend's storms, 77 million gallons of partially treated sewage was released into the San Francisco Bay. Linda Yee reports.
Featured Stories: June 20, 2012
Baykeeper’s Sick of Sewage campaign is making major progress toward solving the region-wide problem of sewage spills that pollute San Francisco Bay. We have put the region’s worst-polluting sewage agencies on a path to success. This year, as in years past, crumbling Bay Area sewage systems spilled...
Blog Post: May 24, 2012
It’s safe to go in the water at Bay Area beaches during the summer, according to the Annual Beach Report Card released today. But during wet weather, sewage spills are still a threat to surfers, swimmers and other recreationists. The report card, issued by our partners at Santa Monica-based Heal...
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.

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