Assemblyman Todd Gloria touring sewage-tainted beaches

Assemblyman Todd Gloria touring sewage-tainted beaches
Posted at 9:16 AM, May 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-12 14:39:20-04

SAN DIEG (KGTV) - Assemblyman Todd Gloria will get a first-hand look at the sewage-tainted water that has shut down beaches in the South Bay.

Gloria will visit the beaches Friday afternoon with Imperial Beach Mayor Serge Dedina in an effort to find solutions to end recent sewage spills.

In the past few months, beaches in Imperial Beach have been contaminated by runoff from the Tijuana River.

Beachgoers are being told to stay out of the ocean from the border up to Silver Strand.

Many Imperial Beach residents are fed up and hope real solutions will come soon.


"The sad thing is no one's decided to try to do something about it. Now they're talking about doing something about it? They could have done that five years ago, but nobody wanted to do it," said one resident.

For updates on beach closures, please visit the San Diego County Beach Water Quality website.