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Beaches Reopen, More Boil Water Orders Lifted

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September 14, 2011

Signs warning of sewage contamination were removed today from Torrey Pines Beach at Los Penasquitos Lagoon Outlet and Del Mar up to 15th St.  An estimated 1.9 Million Gallon sewage spill occurred on Thursday Sept 8 which entered Los Penasquitos Lagoon.

In addition, the closure at Bayside Park in Chula Vista was also lifted today.  This beach was closed due to an estimated 120,000-gallon sewage spill that entered Sweetwater River on Thursday Sept 8.

At this point all beach closures as a result of sewage contamination due to Thursday’s power outage have been lifted.

 Boil Water Orders Lifted

Meanwhile, the County Department of Environmental Health has lifted the Boil Water Orders and Public Notifications effective immediately for the following:  

1000 Trails Oakzanita Springs located at 11053 Hwy 79, Descanso, CA 91916                                

El Capitan Reservoir Recreation Area located at 16850 El Monte Road, Lakeside, CA 92040

El Monte County Park located at 15805 El Monte Road, Lakeside, CA 92040

Mt. Empire RV Park located at 29149 Hwy 94, Campo, CA 91906

Muir Industries located at 441 Tecate Road, Tecate, CA 91980

Due to the recent power outage, these public water systems lost pressure in the water distribution system.  As a precaution, Boil Water Orders were issued until laboratory results show the water is free from bacterial contamination.  Laboratory results for these water systems confirm the absence of bacteria in the water supply.

Check status of all outage-related boil water advisories