List of Sewage Spills in Pacific Grove
1991-2000, City of Pacific Grove records.

(Records began to be kept in 1990) 19 spills listed. Many spills are not listed. This is estimated to be a list of only 20% of all spills. The year of the great rains, 1997-1998 brought a record 18 spills in one year. At this time, we have been unable to find the newspaper article referring to it. City street pipe clogs, which cause city sewage to backup & spill into bathrooms, are not recorded.
 

Overflow Pipe The exterior overflow pipe outlet is your best defense from having raw sewage flow into your bathtub or toilet. If there is a sewage clog, the sewage flows out of this pipe into your yard instead of into the bathroom. They cost about $250.00 to put in from a plumber. 

7/10/91 - Spill at Pico & Sunset - entered ocean
7/22/91 - Spill at 13th & Oceanview - entered ocean
11/5/91 - Spill at Union & 17th - entered ocean
2/5/92 - Spill at 16th & Oceanview - entered ocean
8/20/92 - Spill in 600 block Dennett - did not enter ocean
8/2/93 - Spill at # 2 Arkwright Ct. - did not enter ocean
3/11/94 - Spill at Fountain & Oceanview - entered ocean
8/8/98 - Spill on Hwy 68 - did not enter ocean
8/9/98 - Spill at 230 Grove Acre - did not enter ocean
8/15/98 - Spill at 1052 Shell - did not enter ocean
12/17/98 - Spill 1170 Forest - did not enter ocean
3/8/99 - Spill at 210 Park Street - entered ocean
6/21/99 - Spill at 343 Grove Acre - did not enter ocean
10/26/99 - Spill 124 Caledonia - entered ocean (private lateral)
11/1/99 - Spill at 489 Laurel - did not enter ocean (private lateral)
12/7/99 - Spill 16th & Union - entered ocean
12/30/99 - Spill Central & Fountain - did not enter ocean
1/12/00 - Spill Oceanview & 8th - entered ocean
1/12/00 - Spill at Forest & David - did not enter ocean



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