Next Step - SEWER
We, the residents of Malibu, voted to become a city so we could stop the sewers for development reasons. Sewers themselves are not the problem. While we slowed the nightmare of what development would do to our beloved rural coastline, we did not stop the pollution caused from the third world methods of discharging human waste into the high water tables below our houses and businesses. Stopping the sewers has been a double edged sword as the City Of Malibu has not enforced stricter regulations on all outdated and/or antiquated septic systems and our beaches are receiving “F” grades. When tides are very high, beach front residents sometimes can’t flush there toilets because their leech fields and septic tanks are inundated with saltwater. What goes up must go down. Garbage in, garbage out. The Regional Water Board is stepping in because Malibu has not stepped up to the painful task of properly enforcing discharge violators. Take a walk at low tide along beach front properties that are on poles and hanging off the shore bluffs. If you can’t see the leech fields bleeding onto the beaches, you surely can smell it. We are one of the wealthiest beach communities in the world. Malibu residents and beach goers should be able to have healthy beaches free of household and human waste and the ability to keep development at bay. We prevented the Chili Cookoff area from being developed and we can retire the rest of the commercial areas too. We need every Malibu resident on board to accomplish this.