Press ReleasePress ReleaseCity of Laguna Beach
John Pietig, City Manager

505 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone: (949) 497-0704
Fax: (949) 497-0771


Subject :Beaches Temporarily Closed Due to Sanitary Sewer Leak
Contact :John Pietig    (949) 497-0704

Laguna Beach, CA – A sanitary sewer leak has occurred near the Aliso and Woods Canyon Wilderness Park in Laguna Beach. The leak is isolated within the golf course area and is draining into Aliso Creek.  Specialized equipment and crews are required to bypass and repair the line and are on-scene.  They will be working throughout the night to affect repairs.  At this time, the cause of the leak is unknown and is under investigation. 

The sewer leak has prompted the Orange County Healthcare Agency to issue several beach closures as a precaution.  All beaches from Poche Beach in San Clemente to Pelican Point at Crystal Cove are temporarily closed for water contact. State law requires temporary closure and posting at beaches in these situations until the water quality meets State requirements.  The community is encouraged to pay close attention to any warning signs posted at the beach for their safety. Water monitoring will continue until results comply with State water quality standards.

The leak does not affect water usage or any roadways into or out of the City of Laguna Beach and does not affect the Downtown area.  Find more information on current beach closures on the Orange County Healthcare Agency’s website at