Baykeeper Updates Related to Sick of Sewage

BK In The News: March 30, 2020
Over the past two weeks, crews have pumped more than 1 million gallons of raw sewage from the Grand Princess cruise ship and dumped it in East Bay sanitary sewers for treatment... Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of San Francisco Baykeeper, an environmental group that has several ongoing...
BK In The News: March 17, 2020
Spike in use could damage sewer systems if people flush them... "Even during a time of crisis like this, we should be sure we're not doing things that might inadvertently cause sewer line blockages and sewage spills that could harm public health or San Francisco Bay," said Sejal Choksi-Chugh,...
BK In The News: February 11, 2020
A Bay Area environmental group has sued the cities of Sunnyvale and Mountain View, saying they are in violation of the federal Clean Water Act for discharging raw sewage and polluted storm water into creeks, sending bacteria pollution to levels more than 50 times legal limits. The group, San...
BK In The News: February 8, 2020
State water regulators have issued a more than $400,000 fine against a Sonoma County water agency over the release of more than two million gallons of sewage... "The fine sends the message to other Bay Area wastewater agencies that they need to be proactive about taking steps to prevent spills of...
BK In The News: January 6, 2020
Three Marin County sewage treatment plants are being fined a total of $39,000 by the California Regional Water Quality Control Board for exceeding limits for discharging effluents into San Francisco Bay... Ian Wren, a staff scientist with San Francisco Baykeeper, a nonprofit environmental advocacy...
Blog Post: May 30, 2019
Smelly sewer lines are not the only things that stink about Oakland’s sewage program. A new investigation has found that the city failed to report and respond to a number of raw sewage spills that ran into neighborhood streets and homes and ended up in storm drains flowing to San Francisco Bay. The...
BK In The News: February 1, 2019
On Tuesday, the Richmond City Council heard presentations on wastewater infrastructure and School Resource Officers—or SROs—among other items... The presentation comes on the back of a settled lawsuit by the environmental nonprofit San Francisco Baykeeper, who sued the city in 2006 for underfunding...
BK In The News: January 29, 2019
Sonoma County water officials, under order from the state to improve the capacity of their sewage system, say a valve malfunction and leaky pipes resulted in a string of spills this month... "A well-maintained system shouldn't have that kind of volume getting into the environment," said Sejal...
Blog Post: December 13, 2018
The rainy season brings a big problem for San Francisco Bay: sewage spills. Aging sewer pipes around the Bay Area are crumbling. And many cities have been ignoring the problem for decades. Large volumes of rain seep into these pipes, causing overflows that spill into streets, and the sewage then...
BK In The News: September 18, 2018
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