October 20, 2010
An estimated 2,310 gallon sewage spill occurred today from a main at 6200 Avenida Encinas in Carlsbad. The cause of the spill was a pump failure for a bypass line used for repairing a trunk line that collapsed about two weeks ago. The spill started last night at 5:10 PM and ended at 5:31 PM when the contractor fixed the pump. All of the estimated 2,310 gallons released made it to Encina Creek which flows to the ocean. Signs warning of sewage contamination are posted at Carlsbad State Beach access points from 1,000 feet north and south of Encina Creek Outlet. The water contact closure will remain in place until samples confirm the water is safe for recreational use.