Fecal Bacteria in California’s Waterways increases with Homeless Crisis
The presence of fecal bacteria in water is usually the result of problems with sewer systems and septic tanks. But water quality officials agree that the source of at least some of the fecal bacteria is California’s growing homeless population, most of whom don’t have reliable access to toilets.
“I’ve carried 5-gallon buckets that were unambiguously being used as toilets,” said David Gibson, executive officer of the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board, describing his experience cleaning up homeless encampments. “They were taking it to the San Diego River, dumping it there, and rinsing it out there.”
California has the largest homeless population in the nation and that is the Nirvana the Democrats want for the country.
Estimated at more than 151,000 people in 2019, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. About 72% of the state’s homeless slept outside or in cars rather than in shelters or temporary housing.
The Democrat Gavin is doing a fine job there in California.
The Californian progressives are adopting, and adapting the English custom of adding a self-explanatory suffix to their towns and cities.
These include Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Newcastle-Under Lyme and Wells on the sea.
The Californian Democrats are aiming to ape this eccentric British cultural tradition by renaming some of their major cities as San Diego-Upon-TURD, San Francisco-Under-Piss-Tsunami and Los Angles-under-Marshall-Law.
Along comes the Leftist Brit avoiding all reality of facts.
Oh, you want facts boy?
How about this for a fact?
No WMDs in Iraq
You like how my facts smell there boy?
Brit the Leftist on the West Coast got it going on with protecting the environment.
In Seattle, homeless people living in RVs are accused of dumping raw sewage straight into storm drains, which flows directly to local waterways. In Oregon, workers cleaning up homeless camps along the Willamette River in Eugene routinely find feces and needles.