Sewage spill closes Moonstone Beach
December 19, 2011
Moonstone Beach was closed Sunday after 10,000 gallons of sewage spilled into the ocean because of a a power outage at Cambria’s sewage treatment plant.
The sewage was released into Santa Rosa Creek in the vicinity of Windsor Blvd. and Shammel Park, according to the San Luis Obispo County Health Department. The waste water treatment plant is currently running on the emergency generator.
The power outage was the result of a blown breaker in the electrical panel. An electrician is on-site.
Meanwhile, Moonstone Beach is closed until county health officials can determine if bacteria levels exceed state standards.