What recent atmospheric rivers reveal about Bay Area's aging wastewater systems

Jan 30, 2023
ABC 7 News

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Tens of millions of gallons of sewage and stormwater were released into San Francisco Bay from aging treatment plants and stormwater systems that were overwhelmed by the deluge.

Sejal Choksi-Chugh is the Executive Director of San Francisco Baykeeper, an environmental group that tracks pollution threats.

"So it can include pathogens, bacteria, viruses that can get into the water. And if someone comes into contact with that water, it can have a harmful effect on their health," Choksi-Chugh argues.

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