There’s an ongoing issue causing sewage to find its way to Southern California waterways, ultimately landing in the Pacific Ocean.
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Over the past 30 years, Tijuana, Mexico has experienced tremendous population and industrial growth, along with rapid urbanization which has put a strain on the aging Mexican sewage infrastructure.
At times, sewage generated on the Mexico side of the watershed travels north into California through the Tijuana River or other cross-border canyon tributaries. This sewage makes its way to the Pacific Ocean.
To read more about this, check out https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/sandiego/water_issues/programs/tijuana_river_valley_strategy/sewage_issue.html
You can contact your representatives in Congress to make sure that this problem, once considered small and manageable, gets the attention and funding it deserves. https://www.commoncause.org/find-your-representative/#
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Source: California Waterboards
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