SF Bay Sewer District On Hook For 21 Discharges

Law360, New York (May 25, 2011, 1:24 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge ruled Monday that a municipal sewage regulator made 21 illegal sewage discharges into the San Francisco Bay without a permit.

U.S. District Judge Edward Chen found that the West Bay Sanitary District’s own internal reports showed that its sanitary sewer overflows discharged pollutants into surface waters in violation of the Clean Water Act, adding that the district didn’t go out of its way to deny the discharges.

“Defendant’s arguments in its opposition are generalized and do not address each specific SSO,” Judge...
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Case Information

Case Title

San Francisco Baykeeper v. West Bay Sanitary District

Case Number



California Northern

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters


Edward M. Chen

Date Filed

December 2, 2009

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