Citizens against Sewage calling on county to file state of emergency

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Citizens concerned over the Tijuana River sewage spills want the county to declare a state of emergency.

“Citizens Against Sewage” and SDSU say if the San Diego County Board of Supervisors votes to declare the emergency, then funding will be available to try and solve the problem.

Imperial Beach and San Diego have individually renewed states of emergency, but no funding is available because the cities haven’t united together.

That’s why the organization wants the county to step in.

A lawsuit was filed earlier this year by Imperial Beach against the International Boundary Water Commission. The IBCW recently built a pumping system at the border to release sewage back into Mexico if it crosses over, but “Citizens Against Sewage” says there has not been enough rain to determine if that system works.



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