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San Diego mayor wants city to join lawsuit over Tijuana River sewage

Posted at 8:28 AM, Jan 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-28 14:41:19-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer asked the City Council Monday to join a lawsuit against the federal government over raw sewage from the Tijuana River Valley that is flowing into local beaches and raising public health concerns.

Last week, the California Attorney General filed suit against the U.S. government, specifically targeting the International Boundary and Water Commission for their role in allowing sewage to impact San Diego’s coastal areas over the years.

The lawsuit alleges the government is violating the Clean Water Act by letting the contaminated runoff reach U.S. waters.

The City Council is expected to vote on the matter during a closed session on Jan. 29.

The cities of Imperial Beach and Chula Vista, as well as the Port of San Diego, have already filed similar lawsuits.