Sewage spill closes Surfers Beach

By on Thu, February 4, 2010

A 300 gallon sewage spill in El Granada closed Surfers Beach for three days, reports Julia Scott in the County Times.

Surfer’s Beach in El Granada was closed Jan. 28-30 after a sewer line ruptured, sending 300 gallons of sewage toward the beach and the ocean. El Granada Sanitary District General Manager Chuck Duffy attributed the leaks to a tree root puncturing the sewer main, which also caused an overflow Jan. 19, although that sewage was contained before it reached the ocean. [...]

San Mateo and El Granada were not the only municipalities that had sewage problems in January. San Bruno sent 16,575 gallons of sewage into the Bay on Jan. 19, according to state records. San Francisco Baykeeper, a local nonprofit advocacy group, has filed suit against San Carlos, Millbrae and the West Bay Sanitary District for similar problems.

GSD Manager Chuck Duffy was not available for comment when we called this morning.