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Sewage Overflows into Bay - WATERS DECLARED SAFE
uupdated December 6, 2013
Posted Date: 11/27/2013 12:15 PM

PRESS RELEASE
Sewage Overflows into Bay

 

EFFECTIVE THIS DATE, THE COUNTY OF MARIN HAS GIVEN AN "ALL CLEAR" TO THE WATERS THAT HAD BEEN AFFECTED BY THIS SPILL.  WE APPRECIATE EVERYONE'S COOPERATION AND PATIENCE DURING THESE TIMES.

 

On November 26, 2013 at 7:00 a.m., City of Sausalito Public Works Crews located a sewer overflow in the area of Bridgeway and Richardson. Clean up of the area streets and sidewalks was completed by 10:45 a.m.

Early calculations estimate that as much as 53,100 gallons of sewage may have flowed into the Bay via our storm drainage system. This overflow was a result of debris blockage in the sanitary sewer system, and may have occurred as early as 6:00 pm on November 25 and going undetected until City crews came upon the spill on Bridgeway.

All properties in the area of Bridgeway and Richardson, and fronting the Bay, have been posted for “no contact with Bay waters”. These postings will remain until the water quality is determined to be safe for human contact, including pets. The City of Sausalito is working with the County of Marin Environmental Health Department to determine when the waters will be safe.

Please continue to check back on our website for updates and/or notification that the waters are deemed safe by the Environmental Health Department.  City staff contact for this spill is Pat Guasco (pguasco@ci.sausalito.ca.us).