Articles Tagged With ‘Sewage’




Wallace Group loses contract, gains others

Spooked by a $1.1 million fine levied against a public entity due to mismanagement by the Wallace Group, agencies throughout the area are reevaluating relationships with the engineering firm and its owner, John Wallace. Oceano Community Services District Board members,... (Continue reading)

SLO sewage spill closes Avila Beach

Port San Luis and Avila Beach were closed Friday after 1,000 gallons of raw sewage spilled into local waterways because of a blocked sewer lateral near 1585 Calle Joaquin Road in San Luis Obispo. The sewage leaked into the ocean... (Continue reading)

Coastal conservation in Morro Bay

OPINION by JOE GEEVER The city of Morro Bay has two years to build a new sewage treatment plant, and local authorities are very close to making the wrong decision — against the will of local citizens. They want to... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district discharging fecal matter into the ocean

By KAREN VELIE Shortly after a hearing that determined the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District had to pay a $1.1 million fine for spilling sewage into the environment, water board prosecutors said the district is facing further fines... (Continue reading)

Administrative failures result in $1.1 million fine

After about six hours of deliberations, the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board determined that because a 2010 raw sewage spill in Oceano was due to careless and improper maintenance the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District will... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district’s objections shot down

By KAREN VELIE All but one of six complaints filed by the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District objecting to actions taken and rulings by the Regional Water Quality Control Board during a Sept. 7 hearing were overruled Thursday.... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay battling California Coastal Commission

While Morro Bay needs to upgrade its aging sewer plant, can it afford the extra $60 million in cost needed to comply with the California Coastal Commission’s recommendation that the plant be moved a mile from the coastline? California’s coastal... (Continue reading)

State’s ruling on sewage spill delayed

By KAREN VELIE At the end of an almost 16 hour hearing that started on Friday, the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board decided to delay making its decision on whether a 2010 raw sewage spill in Oceano was... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district needs an independent investigation

OPINION By SAN LUIS OBISPO SURFRIDER FOUNDATION Following the major sewage spill of December 2010 and news reports of water quality reporting irregularities at the waste water treatment plant of South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District (SSLOCSD), Surfrider Foundation... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district smacked with $1.4 million proposed fine

By KAREN VELIE Ratepayers in the communities of  Arroyo Grande, Oceano, and Grover Beach are facing increased utility bills to cover a $1,383,007 proposed fine for a raw sewage spill that occurred because of alleged mismanagement of the South San... (Continue reading)