Sewage spill closes beach at La Jolla Children's Pool

An estimated 5,000 gallon sewage spill occurred Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 1132 Prospect Street in La Jolla. The spill occurred when a sewer lateral became blocked causing sewage to flow southwest down Coast Boulevard. The sewage entered a storm drain which discharges to the beach at Children’s Pool, impacting the Children’s Pool beach and potentially impacting the surrounding coastline.

The sewage spill began about 5 a.m. and was stopped the same day around 8:45 a.m. Signs warning of sewage contamination are posted at Children’s Pool, South Casa Beach, and at other beach access points extending approximately 1,000 feet north and south of Children’s Pool. The signs will remain in place until samples confirm that water is no longer impacted.

For more information, call Arian Collins with City of San Diego Public Utilities Department at (619) 527-3121.

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