Baykeeper Updates Related to Sick of Sewage
BK In The News: August 1, 2014
Six East Bay cities and the East Bay Municipal Utility District have reached an agreement with San Francisco Baykeeper and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that calls for upgrading aging sewer pipes to help prevent sewage overflows and spills reaching San Francisco Bay.
Blog Post: July 28, 2014
Sewer agencies serving nine East Bay cities have agreed to major upgrades to keep hundreds of millions of gallons of raw and undertreated sewage from polluting San Francisco Bay. The improvements will ultimately end the current practice of releasing massive amounts of undertreated sewage from the...
BK In The News: January 6, 2014
The City of Sausalito reported yet another sewage spill Thursday night, the second in two weeks, and it hasn't even rained.
Monthly Column: November 1, 2013
Will millions of gallons of raw and undertreated sewage get spilled into San Francisco Bay this rainy season? Baykeeper will monitor reports of spills and get that information out to the public in our interactive online map. Rainy-season sewage spills and overflows have contaminated the Bay for...
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...