The state of California is suing the federal government over persistent cross-border renegade sewage flows in the Tijuana River Valley.
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and San Diego’s Regional Water Quality Control Board contend the federal government has repeatedly violated the Clean Water Act.
The lawsuit says federal officials have failed to collect and divert contaminated renegade flows that ended up fouling U.S. waters.
The federally owned sewage plant near the border has continually violated its discharge permits, according to Regional Board executive officer David Gibson.
Gibson said the federal government can’t be fined. So the state is seeking improvements that will stop the contaminated flows.