California Men’s Colony sewage spill contaminates Chorro Creek

November 14, 2019


San Luis Obispo County health officials are warning the public to avoid Chorro Creek and the estuary after 33,000 gallons of sewage spilled from the California Men’s Colony on Thursday morning.

A power failure of the ultraviolet system was determined to be the culprit in the spill of partially treated sewage. After the sewage was treated to secondary standards, the plant released the waste without it going through the final UV treatment process.

From there, the sewage flowed into Chorro Creek and the estuary.

County staffers posted signs in areas impacted by the sewage spill.


Good job state!


A local sewage spill can’t be any worse than what is going on in the Trump Administration.


This is the same creek and watershed that Morro Bay is proposing to build their new treatment plant adjacent to, that would be double poo !!!


Worse, on account of the cleaning chemicals used daily to keep the man made membrane fibers clean.

Also the size of the proposed facility is greater than that of the boys club.

Greater loads and flows would be a greater potential threat to the estuary.

Ralph Snart

Perhaps they could use that fertilizer to promote SLO county’s first legitimate hemp grow.

Ralph Snart

Well…. shit


Huh?, They usually wait for the first rain of the year to spill their sewage…


A spill connotes an accident. If every year you dump sewage into the creek why would anyone take it seriously that you accidentally did it?


Purell hand sanitizer does more to procreate resistant bugs than does an occasional dose of un ultra violet light treated bugs.

Ultraviolet does not kill, as does ozone and or chlorine, but rather simply sterilizes the little buggers.