Port of San Diego and Chula Vista join federal call to stop South Bay sewage spills

Posted at 1:29 PM, Sep 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-28 16:29:19-04

IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif. (KGTV) - The Port of San Diego and the City of Chula Vista joined Imperial Beach Thursday in calling for federal action in the sewage crisis.

The spills in the Tijuana River Valley have created dangerous pollution levels and impacted business.

The City of Imperial Beach has pressured federal officials to provide necessary funding to stop the spills and beach closures.

Imperial Beach leaders say the flow of toxic waste and sewage from Mexico into the Tijuana River has been going on too long. They call the matter a threat to public health and state parks.

The International Boundary and Water Commission says it’s been working with Mexico to fix the problems.