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OC Health Care Agency Issues Ocean Water Closure Due to Sewage Spill

The OC Health Care Agency (HCA) Environmental Health Division has closed the open coastal area from Laguna Avenue to Blue Lagoon in Laguna Beach due to a sewage spill. The spill volume is an estimated total of 94,500 gallons, and was caused by a break in a force main sewer line in Laguna Beach. The affected bay water area will remain closed to ocean water-contact sports until the results of follow-up water quality monitoring meet acceptable standards.

For information regarding Orange County ocean, bay or harbor postings and closures, please call (714) 433-6400 or visit To report a sewage spill, please call (714) 433-6419

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