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Eileen Cross, Main media contact and Water Department (831) 420-5213
Joyce Blaschke, Santa Cruz Police Department (831) 420-5844
Janice Bisgaard, Public Works Department (831) 420-5166

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Annual Wastewater Treatment Facility Green Dye Release

Post Date:12/14/2018 1:27 PM

Dec. 14, 2018

As part of state-required annual observation of our ocean outfall, the operations division of the City of Santa Cruz Wastewater Treatment Facility has released an environmentally-friendly green dye into Monterey Bay.

Our NPDES permit requires this dye process annually to check that our effluent is released into the ocean where it’s supposed to be --1 mile offshore of Natural Bridges State Beach and far below the ocean’s surface. The check includes observation of the outfall from an airplane.

Contact: Janice Bisgaard, (831)420-5166

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