A roughly 5,500-gallon sewage spill in the Arroyo Seco prompted Long Beach officials to close all of its beaches west of the Belmont Pier Monday.
The sewage spill occurred late Saturday and was caused by a sewer system blockage, according to Long Beach city officials.
Long Beach ocean waters west of the Belmont Pier will remain off-limits until tests confirm that bacteria from the sewage runoff has returned to safe levels.
South Pas City Council with the Regional Water Quality Control Board and Attorney General in November after violating the Clean Water Act and allowing between 2007 and 2011.
The consent judgement says the city towards a new sewer system over the next nine years.
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Correction: The City of Long Beach stated in a press release Monday that this raw sewage spill happened in South Pasadena. But a report Patch obtained Tuesday says the sewage spill occurred in Highland Park. See more details HERE.