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International commission to hold town hall on border sewage problem

Posted at 4:10 PM, Jun 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-06 21:49:11-04

IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif. (KGTV) - South Bay residents have an opportunity to sound off over the sewage coming up from Mexico, leading to beach closures.

The U.S. section of the International Boundary and Water Commission is holding a forum on the topic Thursday.

The sewage either comes from Tijuana runoff or the Punta Bandera treatment plant.

"I would love to surf everyday without worry," said Imperial Beach councilwoman Paloma Aguirre. "I would love for my friends to be able to take their babies to the beach, and sit on the sand and not worry about bacteria."

Meanwhile, officials in Imperial Beach and Coronado are expressing new optimism.

A meeting this week identified $400 million in projects that could help: funding still unclear.

The meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Tijuana Estuary Meeting Room, 301 Caspian Way in Imperial Beach.