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Sewage spill north of Windandsea Beach

Posted at 6:38 PM, Apr 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-20 21:42:20-04

Sewage contaminated signs have been posted for 2,000 feet of beach located north of Windansea Beach in La Jolla.
                                 
The Department of Environmental Health sent out the alert Thursday that an estimated 900 to 1,000-gallon sewage spill happened at 102 Fern Glen in La Jolla on the same day.

The sewage spill happened after a force main rupture near a City of San Diego pump station located adjacent to the beach. Sewage from the broken pipe flowed onto the beach and into the ocean.

As a result, beaches are closed to water contact from Nautilus Street north about 2,000 feet to Marine Street. The affected area is highlighted in the photo below. 

Water quality samples are being collected to assess sewage impacts and signs warning of sewage contamination have been posted on the beach and at access points in this area.

Signs will remain in place until samples confirm that water is no longer impacted.

For more information, please contact the City of San Diego, Public Utilities Department at (619) 980-3835.