Carson Sewage Spill Update in December 2021
Cabrillo Beach is seen empty after the city of Long Beach closed the beaches due to a report of a spill of between two and four million gallons of untreated sewage into a canal in Carson, in Long Beach, California, US. December 31, 2021. Picture taken with a drone. (REUTERS / DAVID SWANSON – stock.adobe.com)
A massive and dangerous sewage spill happened late last week in Carson. Millions of gallons of raw sewage flowed through residential areas, into storm drains, in the Dominguez Channel, and out to the ocean.
Some Long Beach beaches, OC beaches and LA beaches are closed and will remain so until daily water quality testing for fecal-indicator bacterial pollution shows contaminants have reached an allowable level.
Heal the Bay is calling on officials and agencies to increase water quality monitoring during emergencies and to prevent sewage spills from happening by rapidly updating aging infrastructure.
Follow Heal the Bay’s Beach Report Card for the latest water quality information.
Please click here for the latest update on the sewer repair -> https://t.co/Np3MLBzQIV @cityofcarson_ca @lapublichealth pic.twitter.com/x52EMkUm1g
— Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts (@SanDistricts) January 4, 2022
Please click here for an extensive update on the Carson sewer repairs -> https://t.co/jbjQHFChYt@cityofcarson_ca @lapublichealth pic.twitter.com/qFJeohHGSt
— Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts (@SanDistricts) January 3, 2022
The sewage spill is now estimated to be between 6 and 7 million gallons. A spill of this magnitude is dangerous and unacceptable, and we need to understand what happened. The recent storm undoubtedly contributed, but we need infrastructure that doesn’t fail when it rains. pic.twitter.com/OC1h5Mg2vl
— Janice Hahn (@SupJaniceHahn) December 31, 2021