85,000 gallon raw sewage spill at Camp San Luis

December 19, 2015

CMCshadowAn 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.


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18 Comments

  1. TaxMeAgain says:

    Condoms. Lots and lots of condoms.

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  2. Myself says:

    It just dawned on me, if this had been any type of oil spill by an oil company,there would be a huge outcry from the greenies and the hazemat people would be tromping all over Cal Poly property,all over the Hollister property to set up containment and all sorts of high dollar stuff, but hey its only RAW sewage no harm no foul.

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    • kettle says:

      Myself says: “It just dawned on me that a oil spill and a sewage spill are different things”

      One of those things are not like the other and gets a different response, what a surprise.

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  3. Jorge Estrada says:

    It’s going to be a good year for oysters.

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  4. 65buick says:

    Same sh!t, different day.

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