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Storms send sewage pouring into streets, creeks, San Francisco Bay and Pacific Ocean

East Bay Times/San Jose Mercury

“Our old infrastructure is just not going to be up to snuff,” Choksi-Chugh said. “It’s not going to be able to handle these larger storm events, year upon year. So we really need to be thinking about...

Storms in the Bay Area have unleashed millions of gallons of untreated sewage water

NPR: Morning Edition

The massive storms in California have overwhelmed the San Francisco Bay area's sewage systems. Millions of gallons of untreated wastewater are pouring through streets and into the bay.

Did sewage spill in the Bay from your neighborhood?

San Francisco Chronicle

Millions of gallons of sewage have overflowed into Bay Area streets and water bodies since the first atmospheric river made landfall on New Year’s Eve, inundating local wastewater systems...

Clean Water Act reinvigorated but future environmental challenges still ahead


SAN FRANCISCO -- Environmental groups say the creeks and streams swollen by our recent storms are a perfect example of a system the Federal Clean Water Act was designed to protect, an interlaced...

Storms lead to sewage in San Francisco Bay


What's happening: More than 3 million gallons of sewage have made their way into creeks, roadways, neighborhoods and the bay since Dec. 31, according to an analysis by the Examiner of wastewater data...

Millions of gallons of sewage are spilling into San Francisco Bay

San Francisco Examiner

“This is now the new normal,” said Choski Chugh. “What these storms are showing us is that our designs are out of date. … We need to be investing in infrastructure with new designs that are able to...

West Berkeley maintenance hole overflowed with sewage on New Year’s Eve


Under normal conditions, flush your toilet and the bowl contents travel through a series of underground pipes to a water treatment facility for sanitizing. Same with dirty dishwater. But enter...

Environmental group seeks more investment in sewer systems after storm-fueled Bay spill

Local News Matters

Bay Area environmental advocates are calling for more investment in sewer infrastructure after the ongoing series of winter storms caused the release of raw sewage directly into the San Francisco Bay...

Sewage is overflowing into San Francisco Bay and city streets during storms

San Francisco Chronicle

Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of advocacy organization San Francisco Baykeeper, said she “highly, highly recommends” that people avoid contact with the water in the bay right now, because...

High Volume of Sewage Overflowed Amid Recent Rains


EBMUD said in a statement that several of the sewage treatment plants it oversees overflowed multiple times in Oakland and Alameda on Dec. 31, 2022. The utility described these overflows as...

Sewage Released Into San Francisco Bay

Bay City News

ALAMEDA, CA — Bay Area environmental advocates called Friday for more investment in sewer infrastructure after the ongoing series of winter storms has caused the release of raw sewage directly into...

Millions of gallons of sewage flow into Bay following storms


OAKLAND, Calif. - East Bay Municipal Utility District officials said there were several sewage overflows just before New Year's during the storms, raising concern from Baykepeer, whose...


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