The discharge of 64,000 gallons of untreated sewage prompted the closures of a number of Los Angeles County seashores Wednesday, public well being officers mentioned.
A blocked primary line led to the sewage coming into the storm drain system close to Admiralty and Palawan methods in Marina del Rey, the Los Angeles County Division of Public Well being mentioned in a information launch.
The blockage was cleared by Wednesday afternoon, however Mom’s Seashore in Marina del Rey, Venice Metropolis Seashore and Dockweiler State Seashore had been ordered closed.
“Public Well being officers are advising residents or guests planning to go to Los Angeles County seashores to keep away from contact with ocean water and moist sand within the areas,” the division mentioned.
The closures will stay in impact till bacterial ranges in each day water testing meet well being requirements, the division mentioned.
Poor water circulation persistently causes Mom’s Seashore to be ranked among the many dirtiest in California. In June, it was No. 4 on Heal the Bay’s annual seaside “report card.”
And in July 2021, 17 million gallons of sewage spewed into the ocean off Dockweiler and El Segundo seashores after an tools breakdown on the Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant, Los Angeles’ largest wastewater therapy facility.