Sewage Spill Closes Lake

The lake will be closed until further notice.

A sewage spill has led to a mandatory water closure in San Marcos.

After approximately 60,000 gallons of sewage spilled into Lake San Marcos, a water contact closure was issued advising individuals to avoid the lake until further notice.

The spill resulted from a broken sewer line, which was found late Tuesday evening at 1495 Via Entrada Del Lago.

The leak was contained several hours later by the Vallecitos Water District crews and the damaged sewer line is expected to be fixed late Wednesday.

Samples of the lake water are being collected to evaluate the environmental impact as well as determine when the water is safe again.

For up-to-date information about the water closure, click here or call the 24-hour hotline at (619) 338-2073.

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