Storms lead to sewage in San Francisco Bay

Jan 12, 2023

What's happening: More than 3 million gallons of sewage have made their way into creeks, roadways, neighborhoods and the bay since Dec. 31, according to an analysis by the Examiner of wastewater data from the California Office of Emergency Services.

Yes, but: That number is likely higher because several water managers in the Bay Area have not reported the number of gallons spilled in their areas.
Why it matters: The excessive spillage is indicative of a breakdown of the aging sewage system, Sejal Choksi-Chugh — executive director of the environmental group Baykeeper — told the Examiner.

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