Sewage Spill Reported at Silver Strand

The spill, estimated to be about 50 gallons of sewage, impacts Crown Cove Aquatic Center

By R. Stickney
|  Wednesday, Nov 16, 2011  |  Updated 12:26 PM PDT
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Warning signs are posted along a popular Coronado beachfront following a sewage spill early Wednesday.

The spill, estimated to be about 50 gallons of sewage, impacted the Crown Cove Aquatic Center in Glorietta Bay.

The City of Coronado said a mechanical failure spilled about 200 gallons of sewage around 7:30 a.m. Of that, approximately 150 gallons were recovered and kept from flowing into a storm drain.

The rest was spilled into the beach area near the aquatic center.

The system was fixed around 8 a.m. according to a city news release.

The warning signs will stay posted until samples prove the water is safe for recreational use. 

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