Articles Tagged With ‘Sewage’




State finds fraud and deception at sanitation plant

After a lengthy investigation, the state determined the director of the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District operated the plant “using fraud and deception,” according to a letter of proposed disciplinary action from the State Water Resource Control Board. Specifically,... (Continue reading)

County supervisors call emergency meeting

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors will have an emergency meeting Tuesday, Dec. 28 at 9 a.m. Tuesday’s meeting, scheduled to last only 45 minutes, is intended for county staff to update the supervisors on recent storm damage... (Continue reading)

Under-reporting suspected in South County sewage spill

Officials at the San Luis Obispo South County Sanitation District (SSLOCSD) allegedly under-reported the amount of raw sewage recently spilled during heavy December rainstorms in an effort to protect an agency already being accused of firing whistleblowers. County public health officials... (Continue reading)

Major sewage spills in San Luis Obispo County

Health officials are warning the public to stay away from San Luis Obispo Creek, Arroyo Grande Creek, Meadow Creek, Oceano Lagoon and places where the creeks drain into the ocean because of two weekend sewage spills. The catastrophic failure of... (Continue reading)

DA investigating Oceano CSD

The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s office is investigating the auditing and accounting practices of the Oceano Community Service District. “It has come to my attention that the District Attorney is concerned with some auditing and accounting practices here,” said... (Continue reading)

Allegations of misdeeds dog the sewage plant

Accusations that the administrator of a sanitation district in San Luis Obispo County’s South Bay has been funneling thousands of dollars to a private engineering company he owns while concealing environmental violations has drawn the attention of local, state and... (Continue reading)

Sewage spill closes Moonstone Beach

Public health officials closed Moonstone Beach in Cambria Saturday as the result of a sewage spill that occurred at around 12:15 a.m. A mudslide that ruptured water and sewer lines was determined to be the culprit in the 10,000 gallon... (Continue reading)

Beaches re-open after sewage spills

Environmental health officials have re-opened both Oceano Beach and Avila Beach after two separate sewage spills this week caused environmental health officials to close the beaches. Public health officials closed Oceano Beach on Wednesday after the San Luis Obispo County... (Continue reading)

Sewage release closes Oceano Beach

Public health officials closed Oceano Beach today as the result of a sewage release of between 160,000 and 180,000 gallons. The flow of partially treated sewage effluent was released into the Pacific Ocean from a pipe located some 4,000 feet off... (Continue reading)

The politics of pollution

BY JOEY RACANO The ride to San Diego is always worth it, and last October was no exception. The golden hills of San Luis Obispo gave way to the windy passes of Gaviota. They, in turn, lead to the perpetual... (Continue reading)