DOG BEACH, CA. EDITOR: MSNBC reported that a sewer spill has closed Dog Beach in OB. The spill, they reported, involved nearly 15,000 gallons and originated from the Adobe Falls area east of here.
Here’s the report:
By H. Hughes
An Ocean Beach sewage spill prompted a pollution alert in parts of the area, including Dog Beach on Monday.
An estimated 14,850 gallons of sewage spilled at the intersection of Del Cero Ave. and Airoso Ave. in the Adobe Falls area of San Diego. It was caused by debris blockage in a manhole, according to the City of San Diego Waste and Water Department. None of the sewage was recovered, so the nearly 15,000 gallons of sewage flowed into a storm drain that leads to the San Diego River.
Warning signs about the sewage contamination are posted at the San Diego River outlet at Dog Beach in Ocean Beach and will remain in place until samples confirm the water is safe for recreational use.
Our local blogger Dave Gilbert walked down to Dog Beach to check out the spill, and found OBceans ignoring the “stay out” signs. He filed this report :
I guess people are too busy to really care about another sewage spill. I walked down to Dog Beach this morning because I heard there was a major sewage spill and that the beach was closed. Well you can’t really close the beach and folks were still down there surfing and letting their dogs frolic in the waste.
I asked one surfer if he was really going to go out in that water and he said, “yeah, he didn’t care” and that he’d just go a few hundred feet to the south. That’s fine, go ahead and get sick dude, but these other numbskulls that let their dogs go out in it are to me nothing short of irresponsible pet owners. Spot can’t read, but Mr. Dog owner can.
There’s so little about this story on the web that all I could find was a sentence saying that there was a sewage spill. Yep just another sewage spill, must be why that danger sign is so weather beaten.
I’m not sure who’s responsible for the spill though I thought I heard SDSU mentioned. I can’t confirm that so I’ll just figure that someone up river from us just didn’t give a crap, or in this case gave too much crap!
At least I couldn’t smell it.