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Los Angeles Debates a Sewer System to the Ocean

July 28, 2009 |  2:00 am

July 28, 1889, Sewage

July 28, 1889: Civic leaders argue over what to do with Los Angeles' sewage. Many oppose letting it flow into Santa Monica Bay at Ballona because it would pollute the beaches and because building a system would be expensive. Some favor using the sewage for irrigation (yes, really).