California gets a bit shitier

Ruptured Pipe in Downtown LA Spills Sewage Into Long Beach

At least 2.4 million gallons of sewage has spilled into the L.A. River and triggered a closure of beaches in Long Beach.
A damaged sewage line spilled a total of about 2.4 million gallons of untreated waste into the Los Angeles River and has forced the closure of all beaches in Long Beach and Seal Beach, officials said Tuesday.
The sewage line began leaking Monday about 2 p.m. and was stopped late that night, but the cracked pipe split again Tuesday as repairs were underway, said Tonya Durrell, a spokeswoman for the City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works.
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Los Angeles Wastewater Management

The Consolidated Sewer Maintenance District of Los Angeles County (CSMD) is administered by the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works. The Districts system serves greater than one-half of a million parcels and a population of approximately 2.3 million people within the unincorporated areas of the County (Marina del Rey not included),38 cities, and 2 contract cities. The Districts system includes over 4,600 miles of sanitary sewers, 153 pump stations, and 4 wastewater treatment plants. The estimated value of the Districts system is more than $1.5 billion dollars with the Districts annual operating budget of about $24 million dollars.

Adel H. Hagekhalil
Assistant Director
Bureau of Sanitation
City of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA


Los Angeles Affirmative Action Plan.

The contractor certifies and agrees to immediately implement good faith efforts measures to recruit and employ minority, women, and other
potential staff in a nondiscriminatory manner including, but not limited to, the following actions. The contractor shall:
a. Recruit and make efforts to obtain such employees through:
(1) Advertising employment opportunities in minority and other community news media. Notifying minority, women and other community organizations of employment opportunities.
(2) Maintaining contact with schools with diverse populations of students to notify them of employment opportunities.
(3) Encouraging present minority, women and other employees to refer their friends and relatives.
(4) Promoting after school and vacation employment opportunities for minority, women and other youth.
(5) Validating all job specifications, selection requirements, tests, etc.
(6) Maintaining a file of names and addresses of each worker referred to the contractor and what action was taken concerning such
(7) Notifying the appropriate awarding authority of the City and the Office of Contract Compliance in writing when a union with whom the contractor has a collective bargaining agreement has failed to refer a minority, woman or other worker.
b. Continually evaluate personnel practices to assure that hiring, upgrading, promotions, transfers, demotions and layoffs are made in
nondiscriminatory manner so as to achieve and maintain a diverse work force.
c. Utilize training programs and assist minority, women and other employees in locating, qualifying for and engaging in such training programs to enhance their skills and advancement.
d. Secure cooperation or compliance from the labor referral agency to the contractor’s contractual affirmative action obligations.
e. Establish a person at the management level of the contracting entity to be the Equal Employment Opportunity Office; such individual to
have the authority to disseminate and enforce the company’s Equal Employment and Affirmative Action Policies.

1 Comment on California gets a bit shitier

  1. I wonder if there’s a correlation?

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