Untreated sewage has blocked three beaches in Los Angeles County


A release of 64,000 gallons of raw sewage has closed several Los Angeles County beaches, public health officials said Wednesday.

The Los Angeles County Department of Health said in a press release that a clogged water line led to a sewage system near Admiralty and Palawan lanes in Marina del Rey.

The cut was cleared by Wednesday afternoon, but Ana Beach in Marina del Rey, Venice City Beach and Dockweiler State Beach were closed.

“Public health officials advise residents or visitors planning to visit Los Angeles County beaches to avoid contact with seawater and wet sand in the areas,” the department said.

The closures will remain in effect until bacteria levels in daily water tests meet health standards, the department said.

Poor water circulation consistently makes Ana Beach one of the dirtiest beaches in California. In June, it was No. 4 in Heal the Bay’s “annual report” on the beach.

And in July 2021, 17 million gallons of sewage spilled into the ocean from Dockweiler and El Segundo beaches after an equipment failure at the world’s largest Hyperion water reclamation plant. A large sewage treatment plant in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Times

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