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(San Diego) Boil Water Order Issued
KOGO ^ | Friday, September 9, 2011 | Mike Hancock

Posted on 09/09/2011 2:14:26 PM PDT by newzjunkey

San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders issued the order after a sewage spill dumped over 3 million gallons of sewage into the Los Penasquitos Lagoon and the Sweetwater River.

Precautionary boil-water orders were issued for the following areas: Otay Mesa, Redwood Village(in College area), Tierrasanta, San Carlos, La Jolla, Bernardo Heights and Scripps Ranch.

Reduced water pressure in those areas was caused by the lack of backup generators at several water pump stations.

Due to the power outage on September 8, 2011, the City of San Diego Public Utilities Department, in conjunction with the California Department of Public Health, are advising residents of certain areas of the City to use boiled tap water or bottled water for drinking and cooking purposes as a safety precaution. The affected areas include:

More information about what to do during a Boil Water Order can be found on the City’s web site at:

http://www.sandiego.gov/water/quality/pdf/bwofaqs.pdf


TOPICS: Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: sandiego; sandiegoblackout

1 posted on 09/09/2011 2:14:33 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: Ballygrl; franksolich
(San Diego) Boil Water Order Issued

I'm guessing Nadin is all over this like white on rice.

2 posted on 09/09/2011 2:17:52 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Nadin Brzezinski, disaster management specialist extraordinaire)
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To: newzjunkey

Sooooo, how is the cover-up on the power failure going?


3 posted on 09/09/2011 2:18:50 PM PDT by null and void (Day 962 of America's holiday from reality...)
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To: South40; Jagdgewehr
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Blackout caused sewage spill. Boil water order issued.

4 posted on 09/09/2011 2:20:13 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Will racist demagogue Andre Carson be censured by the House?)
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To: null and void
They're sticking to their story.

The California Independent System Operator, which manages the state's power grid, blamed the outage on the failure of a high-voltage power line between Arizona and Southern California, saying it affected all SDG&E customers and the customers of other utilities as well.

"The outage was triggered after a 500-kilovolt (kV) high-voltage line from Arizona to California tripped out of service. The transmission outage cut the flow of imported power into the most southern portion of California, resulting in widespread outages in the region," according to Cal ISO.

The Arizona power company APS said the outage appears to have been related to a procedure an employee was carrying out in the North Gila substation northeast of Yuma.

Operating and protection protocols typically would have isolated the resulting outage to the Yuma area. The reason that did not occur in this case will be the focal point of an investigation now under way.


5 posted on 09/09/2011 2:24:54 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Will racist demagogue Andre Carson be censured by the House?)
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Residents can call a boil-water advisory hotline at 619-515-3525.

Tests will be done at 30 sampling sites over the next 24 hours to ensure no contamination occurred as a result of the drop in water pressure due to power outages at two pump stations. Expect this order to last until early Sunday.

Beaches will be closed for at least two days from Scripps Pier north to Cardiff while we test water contaminated by sewage spills due to pump failure during the outage.

10News.com

6 posted on 09/09/2011 2:26:30 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Will racist demagogue Andre Carson be censured by the House?)
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To: newzjunkey

If America continues its descent into decadence, it’s just a matter of time before such horrors as cholera break out. There might not be enough antibiotics and IV fluids to save everyone.


7 posted on 09/09/2011 2:33:10 PM PDT by Savage Beast ("That is the great eternal question: Are 'Liberals' evil or stupid?" ~Ann Coulter)
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To: newzjunkey
Sweetwater River

Raw sewage in the Sweetwater River?

There is a joke in there somewhere...but it's not funny on location.

8 posted on 09/09/2011 2:48:10 PM PDT by capt. norm (Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never run out of material. c)
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To: newzjunkey

Is San Diego having a bad couple of days or what?


9 posted on 09/09/2011 2:50:07 PM PDT by USMCWife6869
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To: newzjunkey

San Diego FReepers we have clean water here in WI and room for you to stay if it gets too nasty.

Be well and God bless.


10 posted on 09/09/2011 2:51:52 PM PDT by Nonsense Unlimited
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To: newzjunkey
Since this happens way too much, it's time we develop a technique to keep the sewage treatment out via back-up power or passive diversion to side stream containment, etc..
11 posted on 09/09/2011 3:04:08 PM PDT by de.rm ('Most people never believe anything you tell them unless it isn't true."-Groucho Marx)
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To: USMCWife6869

On the bright side, there was no looting last night. I went outside and I never saw so many stars over San Diego. It this were Los Angeles, things would have been much different.


12 posted on 09/09/2011 3:13:09 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: forgotten man

Civilization still has a tenous hold on San Diego County — enjoy it while it lasts.


13 posted on 09/09/2011 3:33:42 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Charles Henrickson

I trust you to tell us when she is?


14 posted on 09/09/2011 3:43:14 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I like both Perry and Palin, and will vote for whichever of them wins.)
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To: forgotten man; BenLurkin
One of the local San Diego talk hosts commented the press were disappointed when they spoke to him about how things were going. They wanted chaos.

His comment reminded me of the wildfires and the thousands who were evacuated to the stadium. I distinctly recalled the national press were irritated it was calm and friendly, nothing like the NOLA hooligans for Katrina.

15 posted on 09/09/2011 4:05:35 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Will racist demagogue Andre Carson be censured by the House?)
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To: newzjunkey

Thanks for the 411 newjunkey. I get water from a well but I appreciate your efforts.


16 posted on 09/09/2011 4:36:11 PM PDT by South40 (Perry: There is a path to citizenship for ILLEGAL ALIENS who have served THEIR country)
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