Mexico is dumping 50 million gallons of raw sewage into the United States every single day
IMPERIAL BEACH (KUSI) – Millions of gallons of raw sewage is pouring into the ocean and could keep flowing all summer long.
Imperial Beach Mayor Serge Dedina told KUSI’s Dan Plante that “this could be the worst round of pollution we have ever seen coming at us. In 2017, we had 250 million gallons spilled, now we have 50 million gallons, a minimum of 50 million gallons every single day.”
To put that into perspective, the largest single sewage spill was in 2017, pictured, 250 million gallons.
Under today’s sewage frenzy, Mexico is planning on dumping that much every five days.
Dedina explained, “over the weekend, on Saturday we had 52 million gallons dumped in the ocean, on Sunday we had 67 million dumped in the Tijuana River. So you can imagine, that’s $350 million gallons a week, 1.4 billion gallons a month they are planning on dumping.”
Ironically, local leaders were celebrating a big breakthrough on this issue just last week. Congress approved $300 million to fix the issue with the USMCA trade deal.
If the sewage keeps flowing like Mexico has said, the beaches could be closed from the border to the Hotel del Coronado.
KUSI’s Dan Plante was live in the Tijuana River Valley with the details.