Baykeeper Updates Related to Sick of Sewage

Featured Stories: April 18, 2011
Nearly 250 million gallons of sewage entered San Francisco Bay and surrounding waterways during the recent rainy season. In the East Bay, more than 230 million gallons of partially treated sewage were released as wet weather overflows from ten East Bay cities with crumbling sewer pipes. Sewage...
BK In The News: April 8, 2011
Most East Bay residents take their local sanitary systems for granted and don't think twice about where the waste goes once it disappears down drains and toilets. But a group of state and federal water protection agencies contend that East Bay cities are polluting San Francisco Bay with...
Monthly Column: April 2, 2011
At the time of this writing, this year’s rainy season had already brought nine million gallons of raw sewage to Bay Area waterways, and a stunning 125 million gallons of undertreated sewage from the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) plants at Point Isabel and in Oakland. Many people don’t...
BK In The News: March 16, 2011
A federal court has ordered seven municipal sewage systems to upgrade leaky facilities which have spewed millions of gallons of sewage into San Francisco Bay this winter.
BK In The News: March 16, 2011
East Bay cities will speed sewer system improvements under an agreement announced Tuesday that is the latest in a decades-long drive to slow the flow of raw sewage into San Francisco Bay.
BK In The News: March 16, 2011
Federal regulators have ordered six East Bay cities and one sanitary district to replace aging, cracked pipes responsible for flushing 125 million gallons of raw and partially treated sewage into San Francisco Bay this winter.
BK In The News: March 15, 2011
The South San Francisco city council approved a settlement last Thursday with local environmental group San Francisco Baykeeper to reduce the city's sewage spill rate into the Bay.
Press Release: March 15, 2011
(Bay Area, CA) San Francisco Baykeeper, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Water Boards today announced an agreement in a lawsuit over illegal sewage spills by seven East Bay municipalities. The resulting enforceable Court Order requires major improvements to the...
Featured Stories: March 15, 2011
Two recent San Francisco Baykeeper victories will help significantly reduce sewage spills to local waterways across the Bay Area.Baykeeper, along with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California State Water Boards, reached an agreement to reduce illegal sewage spills from...
BK In The News: March 12, 2011
Assemblywoman Fiona Ma announced Friday new legislation at Aquatic Park that would provide new incentives for overflow reduction.