68,000 gallons of raw sewage spill in Ventura County; discharge goes unreported for days


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MOORPARK, California — Ventura County officials say about 68,000 gallons of raw sewage spilled in Moorpark over the weekend and the mess went unreported for several days.

The Ventura County Star reported Wednesday (http://bit.ly/1rqAnmd) that the spill was first reported to the Water & Sanitation Department on Monday.

But the discharge began after a blockage on Friday, spewing sewage in an area between North Isle Royale and East Vistapark drives.

Officials say more than 18,000 gallons flowed into a storm drain and into the Arroyo Simi.

The newspaper says the area was sandbagged to isolate the sewage ponding in the channel. The blocked sewer line was cleared and the affected areas were cleaned up.

Officials have not said what caused the spill.

Signs were posted advising the public to avoid contact with the affected areas for at least 72 hours.

Information from: Ventura County Star, http://venturacountystar.com

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