Gov. Newsom signs bill addressing water quality issues in Tijuana River Valley

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law new legislation to further prevent the exposure of harmful chemicals and sewage into the Tijuana River Valley.

Senate Bill No. 690 seeks to reduce exposure to dangerous pathogens, limit beach closures and address water quality issues in the Tijuana River Valley.

The bill will also allow a $15 million budget allocation for cleanup efforts as well as prioritizing projects that will address water quality, flood control, trash and sediment.

“The enactment of SB 690 coupled with the $15 million budget allocation will allow us to hit the ground running as soon as the final study is completed,” said Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego), author of the bill. “This is a big statement by the State of California that it is committed to protecting public health and our precious coastlines.”


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