85,000 gallon raw sewage spill at Camp San Luis
December 19, 2015
An approximately 85,000 gallon raw sewage spill at the California Men’s Colony on Dec. 18 was the result of a blocked sewer line.
Shortly before 7 a.m., a clog of plastic and grit blocked the sewer line. Sewage then spilled from two man holes near the blockage.
An undetermined amount of sewage spilled into Chorro Creek which flows to the Morro Bay Estuary.
CMC staff cleared the blockage by 4:30 p.m. Workers then removed remaining sewage with a vacuum truck.
County Public Health Officer Penny Borenstein said the spill was unlikely to cause a risk to public health because of it’s remote location.