SEWAGE SPILL IN ENCINITAS SIGNS POSTED AT MOONLIGHT BEACH
An estimated 975-gallon sewage spill was reported this afternoon on the 100 block of Encinitas Boulevard in Encinitas. The spill was caused by a root blockage of a private sewer lateral. City of Encinitas Public Works crews removed the blockage and contained the spill by 11:10 AM. The sewage flowed into a storm drain that empties into Cottonwood Creek. The creek flows to the ocean at Moonlight Beach approximately ½ mile west. Signs warning of sewage contaminated water were posted at Moonlight Beach, and will remain posted until samples indicate the ocean waters are safe for recreational use.