by Amy Crocker
Hope you didn't take advantage of the nice weather by surfing, swimming, or engaging in other open water activities. It is estimated that during the past stormy weeks 630,000 gallons of sewage spilled into the bay in 47 different places. This was caused by old, cracked sewer lines, which led the waste from toilets and sinks to mix with runoff water.
Additionally, there was a 170 million gallon overflow into the bay of partially processed sewage (this stuff had at least been filtered and mixed with chlorine) from East Bay Municipal Utility District plants. So in other words, we got way more rain than anyone knew how to deal with and our sewage systems need multibillion-dollar upgrades.