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Sewage spill requires signs at Los Jilgueros


Last updated 4/12/2007 at Noon

In the early hours of Sunday, March 25, the seam broke on an old steel-lined water pipe under Palomino Road behind the Grand Tradition, undermining the sewage line running parallel to it. As a result 141,859 gallons of raw sewage mixed with 500,000 gallons of potable water spilled into a dry creek bed that flowed into the two ponds at the north boundary of Los Jilgueros Preserve.

Although the line was repaired by Monday, March 26, the Fallbrook Public Utility District (FPUD) posted yellow signs warning of water contamination to alert users of the preserve – many of them dog owners whose...

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