Imperial Beach Sewage Emergency

Update Related to Water Quality Crisis in the Tijuana River 

Sewage Pollution

Transboundary pollution flowing from Mexico into the Tijuana River or coastal tributaries create severe impacts to water quality, public health, and environment of San Diego border region. Pollutants that are not captured in Mexico are frequently carried by stormwater runoff or fugitive wastewater from areas in the City of Tijuana across the border and into natural areas in the U.S., including important ecological sites such as the Tijuana River National Estuarine Reserve and Border Field State Park. Contaminated flows in the Tijuana River can reach upwards of hundreds of millions of gallons per day during severe events. To learn on the most recent developments please see list below.

Related Documents 

  1. 06.06.23 City of IB Mayor Aguirre-Letter Request for Federal State of Emergency for the Tijuana River Transboundary Pollution Crisis
  2. 06 13 2023 County of SD Mayors -Letter Request for Federal State of Emergency for the Tijuana River Transboundary Pollution Crisis
  3. 06.15.23 California Coastal Comission Letter - CD-0009-22, USMCA Mitigation of Contaminated Transboundary Flows Project, San Diego County
  4. 06.19.23 CalEPA-CA-Letter Request Additional Resources for the Rehabilitation of the IBWC South Bay International Treatment Plant
  5. 06.27.23 County of SD - Press Release Chairwoman Vargas, Vice Chair Lawson-Remer declare County-Wide State of Emergency
  6. 06.28.23 Congress of the U.S. Letter Request - Declare a Federal State of Emergency for the Tijuana River Valley
  7. 06.28.23 Legislature Letter to Gov Newsom Tijuana River Valley Emergency
  8. 06.28.23 Representative Scott Peters - National Defense Authorization Act Amendment - Tijuana River Valley Wastewater Contamination
  9. 06.30.23 CalEPA-CA-Letter Request for Additional Resources to Address Tijuana River Sewage Flows
  10. 07.13.2023 Non-profits Letter - CA-Community Organizations SD County Request for State of Emergency for TJ Transboundary Pollution Crisi
  11. 07.21.23 Congress of the U.S. Letter Request to Governor Marina del Pilar Avila
  12. 08.02.23 City of IB Mayor Aguirre Letter - Water Resources Control Board TJ River Pollution Crisis Discharge Violations IBWC Treatment Plant
  13. 08.02.23 City of IB Mayor Aguirre - Letter to Gov. Newsom Request for State of Emergency for the Tijuana River Sewage Emergency
  14. 08.01.23 Santa Barbara - Mayor Rowse_Tijuana River Pollution Crisis Emergency Fund Support
  15. 08.07.23 City of SD Mayor Gloria - Letter to California Coastal Commission
  16. 08.09.23 Gov. Newsom, Sen. President Pro Tem Atkins, Speaker Rivas -Letter to Congress Request to Address Tijuana River
  17. 08.09.23 - Gov. Newson Letter to President Biden - Request to Address Tijuana River Valley
  18. 08.29.23 Sen.Feinstein_Sen.Padilla Letter to Leader Schumer and Chair Murray
  19. 08.29.23 SD County Division League of California - Letter to Governor Newsom - Declaration of State Emergency - Tijuana River pollution
  20. 08.31.2023 City of Pacifica Letter to Chair Mallory and Gov. Newson -Tijuana River Transboundary Pollution Crisis
  21. 09.14.23 Mayors of San Diego letter Tijuana River Valley State of Emergency Request
  22. 9.19.23 Port of SD letter to Gov. Newsom - Tijuana River Sewage Emergency
  23. 09.22.23 Port of SD letter to President Biden - 310 million Emergency Supplemental Bill
  24. 10.10.23 - Gov. Newsom letter to CCC - Trans-Boundary Pollution Crisis in the Tijuana River and Tijuana River Valley
  25. 10.20.23 COSD and City of IB - Letter to MX Pres. Obrador_Rio Tijuana
  26. 10.24.23 County of SC letter to Chair Mallory - TJ River Transboundary Pollution
  27. 10.24.23 County of SC letter to Governor Newsom - TJ River Transboundary Pollution
  28. 11.13.23 CCC Tijuana River Polution Press Clippings
  29. 11.17.23 CCC Letter to President Biden - TJRV Cross Border Pollution
  30. 11.17.23 CCC Letter to Sec. Blinken TJRV Cross Border Pollution
  31. 11.17.23 CCC Letter to Gov. Newsom TJRV Cross Border Pollution
  32. 1.22.24 Nonprofits Letter to House_Updated Support for Emergency Supplemental Funds_310M to ITP_CW Orgs
  33. 1.22.24 Nonprofits Letter to Senate Updated Support for Emergency Supplemental Funds_310M to ITP_CW Orgs Senate
  34. SBUSD Proclamation - Federal Emergency
  35. 2.22.24 Mayor Todd Gloria Letter to Representative Napolitano HR 5903 Support