Baykeeper Updates Related to Sick of Sewage

Blog Post: January 15, 2021
Two years ago, Baykeeper scientists discovered significant amounts of bacteria pollution from raw sewage in Stevens Creek, Calabazas Creek, Guadalupe Slough, and other South Bay waterways. Our sampling revealed E. coli at levels 50 times the legal limit. And the culprits were the cities of...
Press Release: January 4, 2021
Bacterial Pollution From Sewage Is Actionable Under Clean Water Act—In Case You Missed It Oakland, CA—San Francisco Baykeeper, in February 2020, filed legal actions under the Clean Water Act against the cities of Sunnyvale and Mountain View. The cities both have antiquated and failing sewage and...
BK In The News: December 29, 2020
Residents living on local waterways have experienced two wastewater spills in the last four months. An unexpected power outage last Aug. 15, led to an equipment failure at the East Bay Municipal Utilities District’s (EBMUD) wastewater plant in Oakland.
BK In The News: December 23, 2020
State water quality regulators are investigating a large wastewater spill that sent close to 100,000 gallons of untreated sewage into an Alameda lagoon last week, prompting the East Bay's largest water agency to urge people to stay out of the body of water for at least seven days... "Two large...
BK In The News: October 28, 2020
Baykeeper, a nonprofit environmental watchdog organization that monitors Bay Area water quality, and the Richmond-based West County Toxics Coalition sued the city in 2006 for, they said, “spilling hundreds of thousands of gallons of raw sewage every year,” according to a Baykeeper press release......
BK In The News: August 31, 2020
... The section of the estuary where the spill took place, the Oakland Inner Harbor, is already on a Clean Water Act watch list because it's contaminated with bacteria from human waste, notes Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of San Francisco Baykeeper.
BK In The News: August 15, 2020
People are being advised to stay out of the Oakland Estuary after it flooded with sewage early Saturday morning... Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of the environmental advocacy group San Francisco Baykeeper, said "wildlife are already exposed to way too much industrial waste and urban...
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...

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