California State Parks posted signs Tuesday around a pipe that is releasing treated water from the Malibu Lagoon as part of a restoration project.
The blue, laminated signs, which have a California State Parks seal and a photo of the project's design plan reads:
The water flowing onto the beach is highly treated to remove bacteria and is cleaner than the water that would normally flow into the ocean. This water is currently tested daily to assure that it meets all discharge permit requirements. To learn more about the restoration project, please visit our website at www.restoremalibulagoon.com.
The signs were posted the morning after the dewatering project began, according to Craig Sap, District Supervisor for the State Parks Los Angeles District.
Opponents of the project raised concerns that the signs were not posted on the day the discharge began at Surfrider Beach.
At Monday's Council Meeting, City Manager Jim Thorsen said he had met with Sap and had asked for the test results.
The results for July 16-17, which was in the days before the dewatering began, were provided to the city Thursday and posted to its website. (A PDF with the results are attached to this article).