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Marines discover sewage release on Camp Pendleton


Last updated 4/5/2007 at Noon

CAMP PENDLETON — Due to a construction error aboard Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, as much as 250,000 gallons of sewage may have been released into a storm water drainage system that eventually empties near the Santa Margarita River.

Two of four restrooms in a newly renovated aircraft hangar were improperly connected to both a sewage discharge pipe and a storm water drain line during a refurbishment project completed during November by a civilian contractor.

According to estimates based on the hangar’s occupancy, approximately 250,000 gallons of domestic wastewater were prod...

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