Mission Bay Park, San Diego Sewage Interceptor System

by Curtis L. Edwards, Pountney & Associates, Inc, San Diego, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Resources Planning and Management and Urban Water Resources


Mission Bay Park is a major aquatic facility located in, and operated by, the City of San Diego. In response to sewer related pollution problems, the City of San Diego has embarked on a capital improvement program that will construct over $92.5 million in sewer system improvements in the bays tributary basins by the year 1992. This effort, known as the Mission Bay Sewage Interceptor System (MBSIS), involves a four phase program for the design and construction of low flow diversion systems for all storm drains entering Mission Bay by mid 1993. The phases were prioritized by pollution potential allowing the most critical drains to be controlled first. The City constructed 8 diversion systems on 2 major creeks and 6 smaller storm drains on the east side of Mission Bay. These projects were known as the East Bay Sewage Interceptor System (EBSIS). The purpose of the MBSIS Phase I project is to construct improvements that will provide sewage interception capability during dry weather conditions on selected storm drain outlets to Mission Bay. In addition, these projects will provide a telemetry system to operate and control both the new diversions and the EBSIS facilities to eliminate continual inflows of non-contaminated rainfall runoff into the sanitary sewers during wet weather periods.

Subject Headings: Bays | Sewers | Storms | Sewage | Parks | Drainage systems | Water pollution | California | United States

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