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LA County to evaluate county sewer system • Long Beach Post News

LA County to evaluate county sewer system • Long Beach Post News

” The board directed representatives from the departments of Public Works and Public Health and the Office of Emergency Management to report back with the initial findings of the investigation on Jan.” The board allowed 30 days for public works employees to pull together a report on the Consolidated Sewer Maintenance District, which maintains 4,600 miles of mainline sewer within 37 cities and unincorporated areas.“The sewer pipe that collapsed in Carson and spilled 8 million gallons of sewage into our ocean in late December was nearly 60 years old,” Hahn said.Hahn said she expected to learn that the district knew repairs were needed.

“They were sort of gambling (about) the amount of time it was going to take to make the needed repairs, and they unfortunately ran out of time,” Hahn said.The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to undertake a countywide assessment of sewer infrastructure in the wake of a recent spill that dumped 8 million gallons of sewage into the Pacific Ocean.

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