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For Immediate Release:

July 12, 2021

Beach Closure Advisory: Avoid Ocean Water in Swim Areas Around Dockweiler State Beach and El Segundo Beach

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has issued a beach closure due to sewage discharge from the Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant affecting all swim areas around the following areas:

Closure signs are also posted in these areas. Information from the Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant indicate approximately 17 million gallons of unfiltered sewage was discharged into the ocean through pipes which extend 1 mile and 5 miles offshore. Public Health officials are advising residents to avoid contact with ocean water in the affected areas. Water quality samples were collected by Public Health and LA City (Hyperion) staff this morning. The affected beaches remain closed until water samples are confirmed negative for elevated bacteria. The testing results are expected to be available within 24 hours. Beach users are advised to stay out of the water until the advisory is removed.

Recorded information on beach conditions is available 24 hours a day on the County's beach closure hotline: 1-800-525-5662. Information is also available online at: PublicHealth.LACounty.gov/Beach.

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