DEL MAR (CNS) - A stretch of North County coastline was under a contamination warning Monday in the aftermath of a weekend sewage spill.
Wastewater began overflowing from a manhole in the 1300 block of Luneta Drive in Del Mar shortly before 2 p.m. Saturday, according to the county Department of Environmental Health.
Until city crews got the spill under control about an hour later, an estimated 300 gallons of sewage flowed into an adjacent storm drain leading to an outfall near the western terminus of 15th Street.
Signs warning of pollution health hazards were posted along a 1,000-foot section of shoreline at Powerhouse Park and will remain in place until follow-up testing deems the area safe again for recreational use, the DEH advised.
The City Council is scheduled Wednesday to take the first step in calling for residents to conserve water on a voluntary basis following the third straight winter with below-average rainfall.