EPA sues San Francisco for dumping billions of gallons of sewage into Pacific Ocean, SF bay

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — The federal government is suing the city of San Francisco for dumping billions of gallons of sewage into the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay.

According to a new lawsuit filed by the Environmental Protection Agency and California water officials, the releases have been happening since 2016.

It amounts to an average of 1.8 billion gallons each year of combined sewage.

That includes untreated sewage, wastewater and stormwater runoff.

The lawsuit also alleges the city allowed its sewer systems to fall into disrepair and didn’t notify residents about the presence of sewage.

An SFPUC spokesperson called the suit “unfair” and told the Examiner that sewer discharges in the city have been reduced by more than 80% in the last 50 years.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.