Baykeeper Updates Related to Sick of Sewage
BK In The News: March 15, 2011
The South San Francisco city council approved a settlement last Thursday with local environmental group San Francisco Baykeeper to reduce the city's sewage spill rate into the Bay.
Press Release: March 15, 2011
(Bay Area, CA) San Francisco Baykeeper, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Water Boards today announced an agreement in a lawsuit over illegal sewage spills by seven East Bay municipalities. The resulting enforceable Court Order requires major improvements to the...
Featured Stories: March 15, 2011
Two recent San Francisco Baykeeper victories will help significantly reduce sewage spills to local waterways across the Bay Area.Baykeeper, along with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California State Water Boards, reached an agreement to reduce illegal sewage spills from...
BK In The News: March 12, 2011
Assemblywoman Fiona Ma announced Friday new legislation at Aquatic Park that would provide new incentives for overflow reduction.
BK In The News: March 11, 2011
South San Francisco has settled a federal lawsuit filed by the environmental advocacy group Baykeeper, agreeing to launch efforts to reduce sewage spills.
Press Release: March 10, 2011
(Bay Area, CA) March 10, 2011 – The City of South San Francisco (“City”) and San Francisco Baykeeper (“Baykeeper”) jointly announce today that the South San Francisco City Council approved a settlement agreement resolving disputes regarding sewage spills in South San Francisco. The settlement...
Blog Post: March 10, 2011
Baykeeper has successfully settled our lawsuit against the City of South San Francisco for illegal sewage spills to the Bay. Under our settlement agreement with the City, South San Francisco will reduce its spills over a five year period and improve its operations and maintenance practices to meet...
BK In The News: March 1, 2011
In Marin this rainy season, about three million gallons of raw sewage has spilled into the bay according to the watchdog group SF Baykeeper. Sewage spills, large and small, are common in Marin and storm water runoff is a persistent problem, carrying – unfiltered -- everything from heavy metals to...
Monthly Column: January 1, 2011
As cold and flu season approaches, we’re apt to have a bigger impact on the Bay than usual. We know that our municipal governments provide sewage treatment that is supposed to protect the Bay, and—except in cases of overflows—our treatment technology does a pretty good job on bacteria and pathogens...
BK In The News: November 19, 2010
The environmental stewards at San Francisco Baykeeper recently sued San Mateo County over a dirty little secret: the waste that you flush down the drain doesn't always get treated. Sometimes, it's pumped right out into the bay.