Oakland's Sewer Problems Still Stink

East Bay Express

The public works department has failed to address larger problems with its sewers. And raw sewage continues to flow into waterways... Erica Maharg, the managing attorney for San Francisco Baykeeper, an environmental organization that is party to the consent decree, was at last week's committee meeting and pushed the council to do more to investigate the claims made by the public works department and ensure accurate reporting of sewage spills in the future.