South San Diego County Beaches Getting More Water Testing

Cross-border sewage spills got the attention of the San Diego Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, and grant funding helped them launch a clean water campaign that will lead to more testing of south county ocean waters. Massive sewage spills have created a public health problem that appears headed to federal court because several municipalities are suing to stop the pollution. The new water testing is made possible because of a grant from the San Diego-based group Las Patronas. That grant allows Surfrider to buy two water quality testing labs.