Apparently neither the Regional Water Quality Board nor Heal the Bay and Baykeepers have grasped the consequence of sewering the Civic Center area. The surfing population which has been recruited to testify on the pollution of Surfrider Beach is also unaware of the consequences of any sewer. Show me an ocean outfall and I’ll show you polluted surf anywhere along the coast of California.

The main existing pollution in Malibu that has been paradoxically ignored is that from Las Virgenes/ Tapia and Malibu Mesa/Marie Canyon sewer treatment plants. Sewering the Civic Center and adjacent areas will just add to the contamination and virtually eliminate Malibu’s recreational waters.

Dan Hillman