Sewage spill closes Campland Beach

Posted at 10:14 AM, May 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-28 17:51:53-04

The Campland Beach shoreline at Mission Bay was closed Friday following a sewage spill in the area.

A sewer line blocked with roots sent about 1,175 gallons of sewage up through a manhole near the intersection of Bluffside Avenue and Bella Pacific Row in Pacific Beach Thursday night, according to the county Department of Environmental Health.

City public utility crews were able to clean up about 500 gallons. The remainder of the contamination went into a storm drain line and entered Rose Canyon Creek, which drains into Mission Bay adjacent to Campland Beach, according to the county.

Signs warning of the contamination have been posted at Campland Beach and county officials have issued a water contact closure. Water samples were being collected in Rose Canyon Creek and at Campland Beach to determine potential impacts.

County officials said the spill would likely not affect other beaches along Mission Bay.

For information on the sewage spill, contact the City of San Diego, Public Utilities Department at (858) 654-4142.