La Cañada left alone in sewer debate

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The Los Angeles Times reported today that the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board has banned septic systems in central and eastern Malibu, ending years of debate over the city’s wastewater management system. Malibu and  La Cañada Flintridge are the only cities in Los Angeles County where septic systems are still widely used.

The vote in Malibu prohibits new spetic systems and requires homeowners to replace existing systems within a decade. Hundreds of people attended the 10-hour meeting, according to The Times.

In La Cañada, the controversy has been equally impassioned. A recent vote, however, indicates that septic sewers are likely to remain. On Oct. 5, voters rejected the formation of an assessment district which would have initiated a $40 million low-pressure sewer system project in the Flintridge area.

Read the full story here.

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Written by Megan O'Neil

November 6, 2009 at 11:18 am

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