Enforcement

City of San Diego, California Clean Water Act Settlement

(WASHINGTON, DC) - The city of San Diego will spend approximately $1 billion over the next six years to make improvements to its sewer system under a comprehensive settlement filed today by the Justice Department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The consent decree filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California by the United States, along with co-plaintiffs Surfrider Foundation and San Diego Baykeeper, is the third and final settlement that addresses current violations in the city's sewer system, and will require the city to continue to undertake capital projects and perform operations and maintenance through 2013, to prevent future spills of raw sewage from San Diego's system.

For additional information, contact:

Alan Morrissey
U.S. EPA
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW (2243A)
Washington, DC 20460
(202) 564-4026
morrissey.alan@epa.gov