Vallecitos Water District crews assist in cleanup efforts after private sewer spill
The Vallecitos Water District assisted in cleanup efforts on November 30, 2015, after a private sewer spill was reported at Lakeview Mobile Estates at 809 Discovery Street in San Marcos. An estimated 150 gallons of wastewater spilled out of the private sewer line into a nearby storm drain inlet on Discovery Street. The spill was caused by blockages in the Lakeview Mobile Estates’ lateral pipe. Vallecitos crews acted quickly to contain the spill by placing barriers around the storm drain to prevent additional waste from entering. Crews were able to use pumping trucks to remove the wastewater from the storm drain and from areas within the mobile home park. A private plumber was contacted to make the repairs on private property and District staff remained on-site to assist until the plumber had completed the repair. The District has been in close contact with the County Department of Environmental Health and all other requisite health and environmental agencies.