Orange County Beaches Remain Closed After Sewage Spill

Photo Credit: OC Health Care Agency

Between all the sharks and pollution, it's been a pain to hit up your favorite beach spots in Orange County. 

An 1,800 gallon sewage spill has closed a portion of the ocean in Huntington Beach, and Newport Beach for the next few days. 

Health officials from the OC Health Care Agency's environmental health division posted the signs after a failure of a private property owner's sewage lift station that allowed the release of about 1,800 gallons of sewage into the ocean around 8:30 pm on Monday night. 

Officials have closed off ocean access from the Talbert Channel at Huntington State Beach to Highland Street in Newport Beach. The OC Health Agency says they'll continue to monitor the water quality until it meets acceptable standards. 

So, you'll want to head for your backup swim/surf spot if you're looking to take advantage of the nice weather that's coming. Access to those beaches will be denied for at least the next three days. 

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