Friday, September 3, 2010

RV owners cautioned against public sewage dumping





County Public Works officials are reminding owners and operators of recreational vehicles (RVs) not to dump their sewage waste on streets, parking lots or County campsites.


The improper dumping of RV sewage waste is illegal and punishable by fines of up to $1,000 and six months in jail.


Public Works Director, Gail Farber, said the practice of emptying RV sewage tanks in public is something nobody wants in their neighborhoods.


"With more than 20 permitted waste disposal sites located throughout Los Angeles County alone there is no excuse for this practice," said Farber   "The bacteria from sewage waste can eventually pollute our waters, posing a threat not only to our environment, but also to the health of residents as well as marine life," she added.


Permitted LA County waste disposal sites can be found in Artesia, Bellflower, Carson, Castaic, Cerritos, Gardena, Glendora, Lakewood, Long Beach, Monrovia, Montebello, Newhall, Playa del Rey, Pico Rivera, Pomona, Santa Clarita, and West Covina.  Waste disposal sites are also available in most vacation destination communities.


A list of approved disposal sites is available on the County’s environmental resources website at  RV Owners and operators are advised to call the selected site first to confirm its fees and availability






Gary H. Bozé
Public Information Officer

County of Los Angeles
Department of Public Works
Public Relations Group
900 S. Fremont Avenue
Alhambra, CA 91803

626.458.4094 - Office
626.458.6579 - Fax

"Public Service That Works"


No comments: