Baykeeper Updates Related to Sick of Sewage

BK In The News: February 11, 2020
A Bay Area environmental group has sued the cities of Sunnyvale and Mountain View, saying they are in violation of the federal Clean Water Act for discharging raw sewage and polluted storm water into creeks, sending bacteria pollution to levels more than 50 times legal limits. The group, San...
BK In The News: February 8, 2020
State water regulators have issued a more than $400,000 fine against a Sonoma County water agency over the release of more than two million gallons of sewage... "The fine sends the message to other Bay Area wastewater agencies that they need to be proactive about taking steps to prevent spills of...
BK In The News: January 6, 2020
Three Marin County sewage treatment plants are being fined a total of $39,000 by the California Regional Water Quality Control Board for exceeding limits for discharging effluents into San Francisco Bay... Ian Wren, a staff scientist with San Francisco Baykeeper, a nonprofit environmental advocacy...
Blog Post: May 30, 2019
Smelly sewer lines are not the only things that stink about Oakland’s sewage program. A new investigation has found that the city failed to report and respond to a number of raw sewage spills that ran into neighborhood streets and homes and ended up in storm drains flowing to San Francisco Bay. The...
BK In The News: February 1, 2019
On Tuesday, the Richmond City Council heard presentations on wastewater infrastructure and School Resource Officers—or SROs—among other items... The presentation comes on the back of a settled lawsuit by the environmental nonprofit San Francisco Baykeeper, who sued the city in 2006 for underfunding...
BK In The News: January 29, 2019
Sonoma County water officials, under order from the state to improve the capacity of their sewage system, say a valve malfunction and leaky pipes resulted in a string of spills this month... "A well-maintained system shouldn't have that kind of volume getting into the environment," said Sejal...
Blog Post: December 13, 2018
The rainy season brings a big problem for San Francisco Bay: sewage spills. Aging sewer pipes around the Bay Area are crumbling. And many cities have been ignoring the problem for decades. Large volumes of rain seep into these pipes, causing overflows that spill into streets, and the sewage then...
BK In The News: September 18, 2018
Partners in Action: Stand by the Bay, take in the views, watch the waves. EBMUD works regularly with community groups like Baykeeper to protect San Francisco Bay.
Blog Post: May 15, 2018
During the most recent 2017-2018 rainy season, over 350,000 gallons of sewage-contaminated spills flowed into San Francisco Bay and into creeks that flow to the Bay. The most recent rainy season’s sewage spill total was far lower than during 2016-17’s exceptionally wet winter, when over 12 million...
BK In The News: May 7, 2018
OAKLAND, Calif. - Miracles of Faith Rev. Greggory L. Brown can’t forget one Thanksgiving weekend when it seemed as though biblical-sized floods had deluged his church... The “consent decree” that Oakland is bound to is a legal agreement the city signed after being sued by the EPA and the nonprofit...

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