Government Agencies Knew About E Coli-Ridden Water But Did Nothing To Alert Public
People weren't alerted to stay out of the water until a nonprofit that monitors water quality sent out a press release.
They Didn't Know The LA River Was Full Of E. Coli, But The Government Did
According to emails obtained by KPCC, at least five government agencies knew about the dirty water in the days before the fourth annual L.A. River Boat Race on Sept. 9, but they did nothing to notify the general public or close the river to recreation. (Guerin, 9/20)
In other news from across the state —
Homeless Living In RVs May Get A Mobile Sewer Service
A proposed mobile sewer service for homeless living in their RV's will get its first test Wednesday before the Los Angeles City Council's Homelessness and Poverty Committee. The proposal, authored by Council Member Bob Blumenfield, calls for the city to examine operating a truck that would service some RV's inhabited by homeless people, as well as drain RV's that have been tagged for towing. (Palta, 9/19)