San Diego and Border Counties Need Major Sewer Overhaul

San Diego and Border Counties Need Major Sewer Overhaul

Rivers around San Diego County are continually seeing raw sewage and industrial pollution poured into them due to the government’s spending on rehabilitating and focusing on sewer projects. The decline in aid has been dramatic until recently. Congress has now started to put more money toward combating water pollution near the border. The newly enacted federal spending bill includes $15 million for the U.S.-Mexico Border Water Infrastructure Program, a $5 million increase from last year and the highest amount since 2010. The toxic pollutants from raw sewage and industrial waste flowing into California border communities has created serious health concerns

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2-Mile Sewer Line Project for Carlsbad and Vista

Carlsbad and Vista have teamed up to launch a two-year, $64.2 million sewer project that includes the replacement of a key pump station and a 2-mile main pipeline to the Encinitas treatment plant.  The pump station will be expanded to carry up to 33 million gallons of raw sewage on a daily basis. The station pushes the effluent uphill through a pressurized line (or force main) where gravity carries it the rest of the way to the treatment plant. About two-thirds of the effluent is from Vista, and the city has agreed to pay about two-thirds of the project’s cost.

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