Creek Deemed Dirty

Pacific Sun

At a meeting Wednesday, a state water board added San Antonio Creek to its list of 'impaired' water bodies... In a letter to the water board, staff from San Francisco Baykeeper, an environmental nonprofit, stated that the board’s proposal “broadly represents a status quo approach with little to no consequence for non-compliance.” Baykeeper’s letter criticizes the water board’s plan for failing to identify how much different bacteria sources are contributing to the river’s problems. Without identifying which sources are most prevalent it will be difficult for the water board to prioritize which problem to tackle first, Ben Eichenberg, a staff attorney with Baykeeper, told the board Wednesday. “The (current plan) simply says ‘everything is the problem,’” Eichenberg said.

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