Articles Tagged With ‘Water Quality’




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Sanitation district employee speaks out

John Wallace

Opinion by Scott Mascolo I am the first of two people to be terminated by former administrator John Wallace from the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District for standing up for what we believed was the right thing to... (Continue reading)

Cancer causing chemicals found in Los Osos water

Erin Brockovich

Los Osos Community Services District officials sent a notice out this week warning residents that the levels of Hexavalent Chromium in the drinking water were found to be above the drinking water standard. Hexavalent Chromium is the same chemical found... (Continue reading)

Cancer causing chemicals found in SLO wells

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The San Luis Obispo County Department of Public Health recently found a toxic compound in six of 10 wells tested in the Buckley Road area near the SLO airport. Of those, four wells had levels of Trichloroethene (TCE) above the... (Continue reading)

Brain damaged sea lions stranded on California beaches

Stellar sea lion Gus sticks his tongue out in his exhibit, part of Stellar Cove at the Oregon Zoo. © Oregon Zoo / Photo by Carli Davidson

An outbreak of algae-produced biotoxins is inflicting brain damage on sea lions along California’s Central Coast. Higher than average ocean temperatures are blamed for the increase in algae blooms. [Scientific American] Dying or dead sea lions have been spotted along... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay officials clean creek, kick out homeless

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Piles of trash, needles and human feces are now gone from a section of Morro Creek. So are the people who were living there. On Thursday, the city of Morro Bay conducted a creek cleanup at the location of a... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles completes awaited water treatment plant

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Several years after securing water from Lake Nacimiento, the city of Paso Robles is now sending the water to residents’ taps. [Tribune] Paso Robles has finished construction of a $11.7 million Lake Nacimiento Water Treatment Plant. The plant will allow... (Continue reading)

‘Because I can,’ Nipomo GM says as he resigns

Michael LeBrun

Nipomo Community Services District General Manager Michael LeBrun has announced he is resigning, a CSD press release states. LeBrun plans to retire by early 2016. Separately from the press release, LeBrun sent an email to media explaining his decision. “Why... (Continue reading)

Erin Brokovich denounces Nipomo water additive

Erin Brockovich

Environmental activist Erin Brokovich spoke out on Facebook last week against the Nipomo Community Services District’s plan to switch from chlorine to chloramine to disinfect water. As of Tuesday, the district will begin using chloramine to disinfect water arriving in... (Continue reading)

Mysterious oil spotted off Goleta coast

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A little more than two months after thousands of gallons of oil spilled along the Gaviota coast, a mysterious layer of oil appeared offshore of the nearby Goleta Beach. [LA Times] Around 11 a.m. Wednesday, kayakers spotted oil about 1,000... (Continue reading)

SLO water exceeds chemical compound limit

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A chemical compound that is a by-product of chlorine has exceeded the drinking water safety limit in at least some San Luis Obispo households. City water monitors recently discovered that the amount of trihalomethanes in a water supply sample exceeded... (Continue reading)



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