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About 100 Concerned Citizen Including IB and Coronado Mayors Attend Clean Water March Held Saturday in Imperial Beach

Mar 25, 2018 07:41PM ● By Paul Spear

About 100 Concerned Citizen Including IB and Coronado Mayors Attend Clean Water March Held Saturday in Imperial Beach

About 100 Concerned Citizens Came Out in Support of Clean Water March Held on Saturday. Marchers went down Seacoast Drive, to end of IB Pier and Returned to Palm & Seacoast Drive over Concerns of Water Quality in Imperial Beach over Dumping of Sewage and Hazardous Waste that flows from Tijuana into Imperial Beach via Tijuana Rivera.

Among people speaking to the marchers included Imperial Beach Mayor Serge Dedina, Coronado Mayor Richard Bailey, A Union Spokesman for the US Border Patrol and Surfrider.

Last year about 500 citizens primarily from Imperial Beach and Coronado joined together to march over concerns of the water quality after Tijuana allegedly intentionally devertet 243 million gallons of sewage into the Tijuana River and flowed into the Tijuana Valley which then flowed into the Tijuana Estuary in Imperial Beach before flowing into the Pacific Ocean and closes beaches up to and including Coronado which closed the beaches for an extended time and set off a fury of the situation.

The City of Imperial Beach has since filed a lawsuit announced March 2nd (see link:

Regional Partners Sue Federal Agency Seeking Halt of U.S.-Mexico Border Sewage Spills)

against the US IBWC and its Mexican counterpart, Veolia Water North America (Veolia)  over the flow of sewage and toxic chemicals into Imperial Beach. The Port of San Diego & the City of Chula Vista have joined IB in the lawsuit with the City of Coronado offering financial assistance in the implementation of the lawsuit. 

Photo Credit: Bryan Brillhart
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Paul Spear, Publisher, and Editor of Dig Imperial Beach 

  











 


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