Environmental group to sue San Jose for sewage spills and trash pollution

San Jose Mercury News

In a move that could force the city of San Jose to spend millions modernizing its sewage system, cleaning up trash and removing homeless encampments, an environmental group announced Monday it will file a lawsuit under the Clean Water Act charging the city with failing to stop pollution from washing into creeks and San Francisco Bay. "San Jose is a hot spot for trash pollution and bacterial pollution into the bay," said attorney Sejal Choksi, program director for Baykeeper. "Its leaders have not taken care of the problem or prioritized the issue. We've seen the trash, we've measured the bacterial pollution. What they are doing is not sufficient."