Regional Board Prohibits New Malibu Septic Systems

Residents in environmentally sensitive areas of Malibu will have until 2019 to hook-up to a wastewater treatment system. The Civic Center area has until 2015 to comply. The LA Times notes the long running argument over septic systems versus sewer system dates back to 1991 when the city was first incorporated.

“The lack of adequate sanitation is a basic public nuisance issue,” said Madelyn Glickfeld, a Regional Water Quality Control Board Member who lives in Point Dume. “Here we are in one of the richest cities in the U.S., and we have sewage running down the street.”

LA Times coverage.

The City has already started construction on a stomrwater treatment plant called Legacy Park.

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