SAN FRANCISCO — A leaky sewage system in the Peninsular Pacific Golf Course in the Marin County Peninsula is leaking sewage into nearby lakes and rivers.
The Marin County Board of Supervisors on Monday approved $5.3 million to fix the problem.
This is the second sewage leak at the course in three months.
In April, the county reported a sewage leak that led to a spillway and a breach in the dam holding the lake, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
We’re still waiting for the results of the spill, but this time, we don’t have to wait long to know the full extent of the problem, Supervisor David Chiu said.
“This is one of the worst problems I’ve seen in the Bay Area,” Chiu told reporters after the board voted.
Last month, a sewage overflow at the golf course caused an estimated $2 million in damage and led to the closure of the lake and nearby Lake Tahoe.
Supervisor Katy Tang reported the sewage leak in an email to the board, saying the water pressure is “too high to hold the water.”
We are asking the state Department of Water Resources to conduct an investigation to determine what the cause of the leak was, Tang wrote.
Chiu said he has requested a meeting with the state’s Department of Environmental Quality.
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission spokeswoman Emily O’Neil said the agency will look into the spill.
If the water level is still high enough to cause a leak, O’Neill said, the agency would inspect the sewage system.
Officials have not said how long it would take for the spill to be fixed.