LA JOLLA–An estimated 900 to 1,000 gallon sewage spill Thursday morning forced the closure of La Jolla beaches near Vista de la Playa at the Fern Glen Pump Station.
The sewage spill occurred due to a force main rupture near a City of San Diego pump station located adjacent to the beach.
Sewage from the broken pipe flowed onto the beach and into the ocean. As a result, beaches are closed to water contact from Nautilus Street north about 2,000 feet to Marine Street.
Water quality samples are being collected to assess sewage impacts and signs warning of sewage contamination have been posted on the beach and at access points in this area.
Signs will remain in place until samples confirm that water is no longer impacted.