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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Demand Clean Water At The 'Bu!

World Famous Malibu Surfrider Beach received F water quality ratings 62% of this year making it one of California's most polluted beaches. Aging or malfunctioning septic tanks in the City's "Civic Center" area (including Malibu Colony and Serra Retreat) are leaching into the ground, resulting in polluted groundwater reaching the ocean where visitors surf and recreate. Surfrider Beach is a classic California beach, that deserves better.

Photo: Serra Retreat, Malibu Colony, and Civic Center area

With encouragement from the public, and the West LA/Malibu Chapter's Clean Water at the 'Bu Coalition, the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB) will be considering a prohibition on septic systems at their November 5th public hearing. The Chapter will be asking the RWQCB to move on this septics ban to alleviate chronic pollution at Malibu's world famous Surfrider Beach (aka The 'Bu). You can find answers to your questions and links to the science on the Clean Water At The ‘Bu campaign blog.

View the Proposed Amendment to the Water Quality Control Plan for the LA Region to Prohibit On-Site Wastewater Disposal Systems (OWDS) in the Malibu Civic Center Area

YOU CAN HELP! Here's how:
  1. Attend the RWQCB hearing Thursday, November 5, 2009 at 9 am, and say you support Surfrider Foundation's position. Metropolitan Water District 700 North Alameda Street Downtown LA.
  2. Sign the petition asking the RWQCB for a wastewater solution for Surfrider Beach. Sign the petition now!


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