City of Long Beach 
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Long Beach, CA 90802

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM:022218
Beaches West of Belmont Pier Closed Due to Sewage Spill
Nelson Kerr, Manager
Environmental Health Bureau

Long Beach City Health Officer, Dr. Anissa Davis, is ordering all swimming areas west of the Belmont Pier to be closed to prevent water contact, due to a sewage spill. According to a report received from the Los Angeles County Health Department late this afternoon, 8,300 gallons of sewage was discharged into the Los Angeles River from a sewage line controlled by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works. The spill occurred this morning at approximately 9:00 a.m. at the USC Medical Center, approximately 25 miles from Long Beach. 

The total spill was estimated at 11,200 gallons; and 8,300 gallons of the spillage entered the storm drain and flowed into the Los Angeles River. Water testing will continue until results are in compliance with state water quality standards.   

For the latest status on Long Beach recreational beach water quality, call the Water Hotline at (562) 570-4199 or visit the website listed below at

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