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International Wastewater Treatment Plant
This facility has operated in violation of its discharge permit since 1998, and is now the subject of litigation (State of California vs. federal government)
Impacts of the Ocean Outfall
A website for travellers interested in visiting Baja California Sur, Mexico, to see the gray whales at San Ignacio Lagoon. Includes background about development threats to the lagoon, links to professional outfitters and guide companies, explanations on how to hire local guides, and more.
Background on the construction and operation of the IWTP that is located in San Diego and treats sewage from Tijuana, Mexico. Unfortunately, it accounts for nearly 50% of sewage permit violations in this region because it lacks secondary-level treatment facilities.
The outfall is connected to the IWTP, and discharges partially treated sewage into 95 feet of water only a few miles from shore near the city of Imperial Beach.