Sewage spill in Lengthy Seaside closes 7 miles of shoreline

Seashores in Lengthy Seaside are briefly closed after a sewage spill over the weekend muddied the waters.

An influence outage Saturday prompted a pump station to fail, spilling roughly 50,000 gallons of sewage into the Los Cerritos Channel on Lengthy Seaside’s japanese border, in response to a city news release. Lengthy Seaside metropolis well being officer Dr. Anissa Davis ordered a short lived closure of the town’s roughly seven miles of shoreline.

The seashores might not reopen till early subsequent week, in response to a consultant from the Lengthy Seaside Water High quality program. Micro organism ranges are anticipated to rise throughout Monday’s rainstorm and should take a number of days to return to a wholesome standing.

The town’s well being division is monitoring water high quality and can proceed to check samples till the water returns to state requirements, officers stated. A crew checks water samples weekly to observe micro organism ranges.

For updates on the standing of the closures, name the town’s water hotline at (562) 570-4199.

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