Bay Area Sewage Systems at Risk as Seas Rise

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  • by BPC Staff
  • on February 4, 2021

Bay Area Sewage Systems at Risk as Seas Rise

By NBC Bay Area News, 2/2/21

An NBC Bay Area investigation found 30 out of 39 sewage treatment plants located around San Francisco Bay Area are at risk of flooding as sea levels rise due to climate change. Four of those plants could flood with as little as 9.84 inches of sea level rise. That’s an amount that state analysts say is a possibility by 2030. If and when that happens, toilets won’t flush, and in some cases, sewage could back up into homes, whether residents live in the hills or along the coast. 

New federal law may boost Delta, Bay restoration, protection

By The Vacaville Reporter, 2/3/21

The major Northern California waterways may be getting a renewed lease on their ecological and economic lives, as federal support for protection and restoration of the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary could nearly double in coming years following enactment last month of the Protect and Restore America’s Estuaries Act.