Baykeeper Updates Related to Sick of Sewage

Press Release: March 10, 2011
(Bay Area, CA) March 10, 2011 – The City of South San Francisco (“City”) and San Francisco Baykeeper (“Baykeeper”) jointly announce today that the South San Francisco City Council approved a settlement agreement resolving disputes regarding sewage spills in South San Francisco. The settlement...
Blog Post: March 10, 2011
Baykeeper has successfully settled our lawsuit against the City of South San Francisco for illegal sewage spills to the Bay. Under our settlement agreement with the City, South San Francisco will reduce its spills over a five year period and improve its operations and maintenance practices to meet...
BK In The News: March 1, 2011
In Marin this rainy season, about three million gallons of raw sewage has spilled into the bay according to the watchdog group SF Baykeeper. Sewage spills, large and small, are common in Marin and storm water runoff is a persistent problem, carrying – unfiltered -- everything from heavy metals to...
Monthly Column: January 1, 2011
As cold and flu season approaches, we’re apt to have a bigger impact on the Bay than usual. We know that our municipal governments provide sewage treatment that is supposed to protect the Bay, and—except in cases of overflows—our treatment technology does a pretty good job on bacteria and pathogens...
Monthly Column: December 1, 2010
As families around the Bay Area plan for holiday meals in celebration of the season, they look forward to enjoying rich foods like roasted turkey, buttery potatoes and homemade gravy. However, many of us might not recognize that the fat and oil that come along with holiday meal preparation can...
BK In The News: November 19, 2010
The environmental stewards at San Francisco Baykeeper recently sued San Mateo County over a dirty little secret: the waste that you flush down the drain doesn't always get treated. Sometimes, it's pumped right out into the bay.
BK In The News: November 18, 2010
A watchdog group’s legal campaign to reduce overflows from public sewer systems is forcing San Mateo County agencies to make millions of dollars in upgrades that are pushing sewer rates higher. San Francisco Baykeeper filed eight lawsuits against county agencies during the past two years for...
Press Release: November 17, 2010
The holiday season is quickly approaching, and along with it, winter rains.  Many people don’t realize that this combination can lead directly to sewage spills in San Francisco Bay. Cooking rich holiday meals creates fat, oil and grease that get washed down the drain during the cleanup of dishes,...
BK In The News: August 26, 2010
Crews labored Thursday to repair a pipeline that ruptured the previous day, spewing thousands of gallons of raw sewage into half a dozen Redwood City homes and a nearby lagoon. 
BK In The News: August 2, 2010
Starting next July, sewer rates for residents within the Richmond Municipal Sewer District will go up 5 percent annually until July 2014.  In 2006, Baykeeper filed a lawsuit stating that the city of Richmond had been spilling hundreds of thousands of gallons of raw sewage into the bay every...

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