Some Long Beach Beaches Temporary Closed Due to Sewage Spill
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~ The City of Long Beach Health Department has ordered the temporary closure of all swimming areas West of the Belmont Pier due to a sewage spill. This comes after a report was received from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and Los Angeles County Sanitation District that approximately 18,000 gallons of sewage was discharged into the Los Angeles River on March 15, 2023.

The spill was caused by sewer capacity and heavy rainfall in the City of Paramount. To protect public safety, the City of Long Beach Health Department's recreational water quality health inspection team is monitoring water quality along the coast until results comply with State water quality standards.

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Long Beach has approximately seven miles of public beach and weekly water samples are collected and tested routinely to monitor bacterial levels. Warning signs have been posted at beaches to alert people to any potential danger. The public can call the Water Hotline at 562.570.4199 or visit for updates on Long Beach recreational beach water quality status.

For media inquiries, contact Jennifer Rice Epstein, Public Affairs Officer, Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services, 562.441.3590 or

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