Long Beach sewage spill
A sewage spill Friday afternoon near Colorado Lagoon has resulted in a beach closure for all swimming areas in Alamitos Bay, including Marine Stadium, Mother’s Beach, Colorado Lagoon and Bayshore. The volume of the spill was estimated at approximately 27,000 gallons.
The City of Long Beach reopened beaches in the Alamitos Bay at 9:00am Saturday morning. City officials have been conducting daily water quality tests inside the Bay following last week’s sewage spill from a private sewer system.
The weekend sewage spill from a private sewer system has resulted in additional beach closures in Alamitos Bay. Long Beach City Health Officer Dr. Mitchell Kushner ordered additional recreational beach areas closed Tuesday following a sewage spill on Sunday in the Cerritos Channel, which closed Mother’s Beach swimming area.
Interim City Health Officer, Dr. Mauro Torno, has issued a beach closure order for all open coastal beaches west of the Belmont Pier. The order was issued due to a raw sewage spill estimated at approximately 5,500 gallons that occurred late Saturday in the Arroyo Seco area of South Pasadena (approximately 30 miles from Long Beach).
The recent Compton sewage spill that entered the Los Angeles River showed no indication of contaminating ocean waters along the Long Beach coastline, according to testing conducted by the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department).
On Saturday, February 11, 2012, a sewage spill in Compton flowed into the Los Angeles River, and City of Long Beach Acting Health Officer, Dr. Mauro Torno, has ordered all open coastal beaches closed. The spill, estimated at 12,000 gallons, was due to a blocked sewer line, and was reported to Compton Public Works Department yesterday.
The City Health Officer, Dr. Helene Calvet, has closed the open coastal beaches in the City of Long Beach following a sewage release into the Los Angeles River near Studio City last night, estimated at 250,000 gallons. According the Los Angeles County Bureau of Sanitation, the recent rains overwhelmed the sewage system and caused the overflow.
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City Health Officer, Dr. Helene Calvet, announced today that the beach closure affecting Long Beach’s open coastal beaches has been lifted following laboratory test results confirming that bacteria levels in potentially affected local waters are within acceptable limits.
A 50,000-gallon sewage spill in Burbank led to beach closures in Long Beach.
City Health Officer Dr. Helene Calvet issued the announcement on Tuesday after the sewage spill entered the Los Angeles River. The closure prohibits water-based recreational activities and is specific to Long Beach’s open coastal beaches from 3rd Place to 72nd Place.
Long Beach City Health Officer Helene Calvet, M.D., has issued a beach closure order for the Colorado Lagoon following a sewage spill Tuesday morning near 3rd Street and Granada Avenue. The spill entered into the storm system and sewage eventually reached Colorado Lagoon.