County Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer, whose coastal district includes the City of Coronado, issued the following statement today in response to the cancellation of the annual Junior Lifeguards Competition: 

“I am saddened by the cancellation of JG’s competition and appalled at the ongoing sewage flows emanating from the aging and overflowing Tijuana Punta Bandera Wastewater Plant that are impacting our coastal region. I am fighting to repair sewage infrastructure across our region so we can permanently stop the sewage flows and safeguard our beaches and coastlines from pollution. In the meanwhile, San Diego County is committed to protecting our residents with an accurate and timely water quality testing system to provide beachgoers with vital information to protect their health. Our new water testing system is more accurate in compliance with state law, and now has three levels — safe, warning, and closed — based on daily tests for bacteria. I encourage residents and visitors to learn more about water quality conditions and risks by visiting

VOL. 112, NO. 29 - July 20, 2022

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