OC Beaches Reopen After Sewage Spill

Orange county beaches have reopened following a six day closure caused by a sewage spill, the LA Times reported.

Leaking sewage from a rupture in 24-inch line prompted Orange County public health officials to close a three-mile stretch of beach between Dana Point and San Clemente off limits until the bacteria dissipated.

The sewage line belonging to the Santa Margarita Water District broke about 5 p.m. last Tuesday, sending some 350,000 gallons of effluent into Tijeras Creek, which empties into the ocean at Doheny State Beach, Honeybourne said.

Doheny State Beach, Capistrano County Beach and Capistrano Bay Community Beach were closed.

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