Dog Beach contaminated by Linda Vista sewage spill : The signs are up

by on January 27, 2010 · 5 comments

in Environment, Health, Ocean Beach, San Diego


Photo: Dave Gilbert

Contamination signs have been posted at Dog Beach due to a sewage spill up in Linda Vista.  The warning signs were posted today – Wednesday – at Dog Beach – where the San Diego River enters the ocean.  It’s estimated that around 4,150 gallons of sewage spilled, contaminating Dog Beach – all from grease blocking a main sewer line.

The city’s Public Utilities Department said it occurred about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at 7011 Linda Vista Road, near Ulric Street.

The Warning signs will be up until the City determines the water is safe enough for human recreational use.

Beach closure information can be obtained by calling a 24-hour hotline at (619) 338-2073.

SDNN reported:

Crews working until about 8:15 p.m. were able to capture all but an estimated 1,025 gallons, which flowed into a storm drain that leads into the San Diego River.

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lane tobias January 27, 2010 at 3:12 pm



Dave Gilbert January 27, 2010 at 6:46 pm

Hey, that’s the picture I took back in June. Where’s the love? ;)


doug porter January 27, 2010 at 9:02 pm



jim g January 28, 2010 at 8:09 am

Gezze give the guy his PROPS !!!!

We slave to get good photos and need a bone thrown our way every now n again !!

Any ideas on when the beach will be ok for the pups ??


Frank Gormlie January 28, 2010 at 10:27 am

Huh?? His props went up over 24 hours ago! And love to you too!


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