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OC Beaches Remain Closed A Week After Sewage Line Break

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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.