On Tuesday, November 20, the San Diego City Council agreed by a 7-1
vote to apply for a waiver that would permit the city to continue
dumping sewage into the Pacific Ocean at a level that doesn’t meet
federal standards. The Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant releases 170
million gallons of the region’s treated sewage into the Pacific Ocean
each day. But it doesn’t filter out a federally required amount of
waste before piping it 4.5 miles offshore.