Sewage from Mexico is contaminating local waters

Yesterday we told you about all of the pee surrounding you in the pool, well now you might want to stay away from the beach this summer because millions of gallons of sewage from Tijuana are contaminating waters into the South Bay.

The spill is estimated to be more than 143 gallons and is the worst sewage spill in more than a decade, according to Imperial Beach Mayor Serge Dedina.

The leak started on February 6th in Mexico, and the sewage slowly made its way up the Tijuana River and up the coast, causing a foul smell to plague the residents of Imperial Beach.

Dedina says the city filed a formal complaint on February 15th, and wants the U.S. government to investigate what caused the spill and why residents weren't notified about the contamination.

The International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC) says the leak was probably caused by sewer construction gone wrong.

The IBWC will meet with at 5:30 pm tonight to discuss the issue further.

Read more at abc 10.

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