Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.


OC Beaches Remain Closed A Week After Sewage Line Break

Before you
Dear reader, we're asking you to help us keep local news available for all. Your tax-deductible financial support keeps our stories free to read, instead of hidden behind paywalls. We believe when reliable local reporting is widely available, the entire community benefits. Thank you for investing in your neighborhood.

A break in a sewage line belonging to the Santa Margarita Water District last Tuesday is still causing problems on some beaches in the OC, according to the OC Register. "About three miles of coastline from Dana Point to Capistrano Beach are still closed," thanks to the break, and despite the completion of repair work late Friday night, "Orange County Health Care Agency officials said they will not be able to reopen the beaches until water samples meet state safety standards." Officials need to log two consecutive days of clean samples in order to re-open the beaches; this could happen later this afternoon at the earliest.