Baykeeper Updates Related to Sick of Sewage
BK In The News: August 2, 2010
Starting next July, sewer rates for residents within the Richmond Municipal Sewer District will go up 5 percent annually until July 2014. In 2006, Baykeeper filed a lawsuit stating that the city of Richmond had been spilling hundreds of thousands of gallons of raw sewage into the bay every...
Press Release: July 14, 2010
Frequent sewage spills in Millbrae will soon be dramatically reduced through a new agreement between San Francisco Baykeeper and the City of Millbrae. The pollution watchdog group sued the City last December after public records revealed that Millbrae spills thousands of gallons of raw sewage...
BK In The News: May 27, 2010
More than 90 percent of Bay Area beaches received top grades in the annual report by Heal the Bay, a Santa Monica group that studied pathogens and bacteria levels at 456 California beaches.
Monthly Column: March 1, 2010
Slow drains are the first sign of trouble. A baby opossum in the potty is a real warning sign, though. Yes, my 1928 home had the original sectional terra cotta sewer pipes, and earthquakes and tree roots had left large openings in the pipes. A den of adolescent possums apparently had...
Press Release: February 23, 2010
Frequent sewage spills in San Carlos will soon be reduced through a new agreement with San Francisco Baykeeper to make substantial improvements to sewage operations. The pollution watchdog group sued the City in December after investigations revealed that San Carlos spills thousands of gallons of...
BK In The News: February 21, 2010
The flow of untreated sewage that pours into the Bay every rainy season could finally be curtailed by a new state law and a string of lawsuits. San Francisco Baykeeper began launching lawsuits last year against scores of sanitation districts as part of a concerted campaign to slow the...
BK In The News: February 14, 2010
In the first hour a debate on the status of Pluto on the eightieth anniversary of its discovery. In the second hour saving the Bay from sewage when the rains overwhelm treatment plants. A round table discussion with reps from EBMUD, SFPUC, EPA, and Baykeeper.
BK In The News: January 31, 2010
Many of the Bay Area's sewer pipes and processing plants are so outdated that spills are a given every time big storms overwhelm the draining systems. Spills happen "all over the bay," Baykeeper policy analyst Sara Aminzadeh said on the organization's boat last week.
Press Release: January 28, 2010
Today, San Francisco Baykeeper filed a complaint in federal district court to join the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) enforcement action against six East Bay cities and one sewage district for illegal sewage spills. This enforcement action is the culmination of years of Baykeeper...
BK In The News: January 22, 2010
More than 23 sewage overflows fouled the region this week, said Sara Aminzadeh of San Francisco Baykeeper, causing the closure of five beaches in San Francisco, including Baker and Ocean.