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ROOTS CAUSE SEWER OVERFLOW IN PACIFIC PALISADES

 

(Wed., April 7, 2010) The City's Department of Environmental Services responded to a sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) this morning in Pacific Palisades.

The call came in at 8:33 a.m. with ENV arriving at the scene at 9:10 a.m. and secured the site at 9:35 a.m.

         Roots clogged an 8-inch pipe causing an estimated 1,240 gallons of untreated wastewater discharge from a manhole at the rear of 2299 Auhuhu Street.  The overflow reached a concrete culvert where it dissipated, not reaching receiving waters.

         The City notified the state Department of Health.  Signs were posted and the area was cleaned, disinfected and deodorized. Sampling and monitoring was waived by DOH. 

 

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Contact:  Markus Owens, ENV Public Communications Officer, 768-3454