Winter storms test East Bay’s leaky sewage lines

May 3, 2023

“Even if EBMUD and the satellites continue to stick with their [pipe testing and repair] plan, they will still not be able to handle the more extreme weather events in our future. We will continue to have large sewage spills into SF Bay because our systems are just not built to handle these large storms,” [Baykeeper staff attorney Nicole] Sasaki said, when asked about the potential effects of climate change on the consent decree approach.

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