MONTEREY (AP) – Officials say eight beaches on California’s Central Coast have reopened after nearly 5 million gallons of sewage spilled into the ocean over the weekend.
Monterey One Water general manager Paul Sciuto says 4.9 million gallons of sewage water spilled into the ocean after a filter at a water treatment plant got clogged and the computer system failed to sound an alarm.
He says samples taken Sunday showed a contaminant level below state limits.
Monterey County Health Department spokeswoman Karen Smith says people are being advised to stay away from ocean water at least through Friday because of runoff from Monday rain.
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