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.
- Report: Sewage spill in Tijuana, Mexico, flowed north of the border for weeks
- Sewage smell overpowers South Bay residents
- IB Mayor calls for federal commission director to be fired after massive raw sewage spill
- Sewage spill now 230 million gallons
- Dead, sick wildlife at site of Tijuana sewage spill
- Imperial Beach mom says sewage spill making her child sick
- Tijuana water official: Sewage spill numbers were exaggerated
- South Bay parents, children fighting for future of beaches
- City of Imperial Beach confirms: plume of dark water coming from Tijuana River
"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.