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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 1996 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rejecting the pleas of environmentalists and homeowners, a Los Angeles City Council panel on Monday recommended opening a septic waste dumping site in the Sepulveda Basin. The Environmental Quality and Waste Management Committee voted unanimously to support the recommendations of sanitation officials to make the basin site one of four locations where the city will accept sewage from septic waste haulers.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1996
Rancho Palos Verdes plans to eliminate septic tanks and add a sewer system in the Abalone Cove area to help prevent a landslide. City Manager Paul Bussey said plans to find a consultant who will acquire the easements for the project are underway and the city hopes to have the $2-million system built within a year. Bussey said the sewer system is part of a landslide prevention project.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 1996 | KAY HWANGBO
The Los Angeles City Council has taken steps toward charging waste haulers for the septic-tank waste they dump into the city's sewer system. Last week, the City Council instructed the Bureau of Sanitation to develop a system of fees to charge waste haulers to pay for the cost of treating the waste, some of which comes from outside the city. On Feb.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 1996 | KAY HWANGBO
A proposal to charge haulers for the septic-tank waste they dump into the city's sewer system is gaining momentum. On Monday, the City Council's Environmental Quality and Waste Management Committee held a public hearing on a city controller proposal to charge haulers for the treatment of the waste they put into the system.
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February 15, 1996 | KAY HWANGBO
The city's top financial officer on Wednesday warned that Los Angeles' policy of accepting septic tank waste free of charge is costing sewer customers nearly $2 million a year. In a letter to Mayor Richard Riordan and the City Council, City Controller Rick Tuttle said the city is loosing $1.8 million a year by processing waste from septic tank users in the San Fernando Valley and surrounding cities.
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January 5, 1996 | KAY HWANGBO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Choosing a Site The Los Angeles Department of Public Works on Thursday released a report that identifies the alternative sites for a controversial septic waste collection facility at the Tillman Water Reclamation Plant in Van Nuys, which was built but never opened. The City Council will make the final decision as to where to build one or more facilities, choosing among five scenarios that involve different combinations of the four sites- the Tillman site and the three alternative sites.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1995 | GLORIA GRECO, Gloria Greco is a free-lance writer who lives in Van Nuys
When Mayor Richard Riordan took office, he declared that one of his goals was to run the City of Los Angeles as efficiently as a business. When it comes to sewage treatment, his goal has not been reached. In a cost-cutting move, Riordan has proposed doing away with the court-mandated secondary treatment of the wastes being dumped into the ocean from the Hyperion treatment plant. But a larger issue--who bears the burden of the cost of sewage treatment in Los Angeles--has been largely ignored.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 1995 | MAKI BECKER
Homeowners and renters whose septic tanks were damaged in the recent floods may qualify for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, officials announced Monday. Private wells that were damaged may also be repaired using disaster assistance for those who depend on them to supply water. To apply for assistance, call (800) 462-9029 or for TDD, (800) 660-8005.
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June 28, 1994 | TRACEY KAPLAN, Harry Sizemore, assistant director of the city Bureau of Sanitation, was interviewed by Times staff writer Tracey Kaplan
The city of Los Angeles aroused furious opposition last year when neighbors learned that hundreds of sewage-bearing trucks would be emptying their loads into a newly built dumping site for septic tank waste in the Sepulveda Basin, home of the San Fernando Valley's largest park. In response, city officials delayed the opening of the nearly completed $2.3-million facility, which had been built without the intense public scrutiny that would have accompanied a full environmental report.
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