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Federal Official Outlines Plans to Quickly Fix Major Sewage Leak in Tijuana

The map shows the location of the sewage leak. Courtesy USIBWC

Federal officials said Friday that a major sewage leak to the Tijuana River was due to deterioration of Mexican pipes and immediate efforts were underway to stop the flow.

Maria-Elena Guiner, Commissioner US Border and Water CommissionThe leak began on January 7, after the last major winter storm struck the area, said.

She said the sewage flow reached 17 million gallons per day from a leak that poured partially treated sewage into a drainage ditch on the southern border of the DailyMart Road exit on Interstate 5. rice field.

Authorities plan to reduce the flow to the leak area, build a temporary berm, and bring in a pump to remove the excess flow, Guiner said.

“The steps to fix it are in the final planning stage,” Giner said, promising to turn “all our resources” into the problem.

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