San Diego residents and tourists visiting the hillside section of the local Sunset Cliffs Natural Park over Memorial Day weekend were out of luck – the section was closed off. The reason for the closure was a sewage leak that had taken place on the land.
Although the park officials do not know the cause of the leak, they observed one of the pathways which was covered in damp material. According to The San Diego Reader, several workers were seen cleaning up the mess on May 30. One of the workers told the source the spill may have been caused by a break in the infrastructure, and the next step may be fixing plumbing leaks.
Earlier in the month, several local beaches in San Diego were shut down when nearly 3,500 gallons of sewage leaked into the storm channel tributary to San Marcos Creek. Some areas of the coast were also shut down in September of last year after a waste treatment plant overflow caused an estimated 3.2 million gallons of sewage to release into the water.