Shell Beach sewage spill prompts warning
October 15, 2011
The San Luis Obispo County Health Department is warning people to stay away from the ocean and beach in the area of Indio Street in Shell Beach because of a recent sewage spill.
At about 8:20 p.m. on Friday, approximately 6,000 gallons of sewage spilled into a storm drain after a bypass pipe malfunctioned.
The piping was fixed within about an hour.
Health officials said in a press release that it is likely that contact with the ocean waters contaminated by the spill would be “injurious to public health or safety.”