LAGUNA BEACH (CBSLA) – San Diego Water Quality Control Board officials Wednesday approved a $1.5 million penalty for the city of Laguna Beach stemming from a 1.7-million gallon raw sewage spill into Aliso Creek and the ocean shoreline two years ago.
City officials have agreed to pay $785,780 in fines in addition to contributing $748,278 over the next three years to a project designed to prevent similar spills.READ MORE: GoFundMe Set Up For Tomas Mejia, Security Guard Fatally Stabbed At Park La Brea Apartments
“It’s encouraging to see these funds applied to wastewater infrastructure improvements,” said Chiara Clemente, the water board’s enforcement coordinator.READ MORE: United Teachers LA Vote In Favor Of Agreement With LAUSD For Physical Return To 2021-2022 School Year
The spill happened during a stormy Thanksgiving weekend in 2019 when a relief valve ruptured, allowing wastewater to flow for three days into the creek and ocean at the Laguna Beach State Marine Conservation Area.MORE NEWS: Suspected Car Thief In Custody After Pursuit Ends In North Hollywood
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