• Precautionary beach closure lifted

    On Wed., March 7 at about 3:00 p.m., City of Pacific Grove Public Works responded to a sewer spill which occurred at a manhole located within Pebble Beach, near the 12th fairway at Spanish Bay.
    The overflow was stopped within fifteen minutes but as the manhole where the spill occurred is located adjacent to Majella Creek, about 500 feet above Asilomar State Beach, and was estimated to be as much 800 gallons, Monterey County Environmental Health Department took water samples and determined it was necessary to issue a beach closure. Majella Creek flows to the ocean.
    While it appears that no sewage reached the beach, it takes about 24 hours for results to come back, the closure could not be lifted until Friday, March 11 at about 2:30 p.m.
    According to the City of Pacific Grove, the spill was caused by non-flushable materials clogging the line, including rags and PVC pipe.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on March 12, 2012

    Topics: Front PG News

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