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A peanut butter container is dumped by a storm drain at 3440 Seminary Avenue in Oakland.
Sand bags and a drain at 3440 Seminary Avenue in Oakland where 25,250 gallons of sewage spilled on Jan. 9, 2018 according to a state website.
“Jesus wept,” Rev. Greggory Brown said, remembering that winter when 1,200 gallons of sewage spewed outside and inside his church, conjuring a verse from John 11:35. “Yeah, I wept too at what happened.”
A total of 31,230 gallons of sewage overflowed at 265 Elysian Fields into the Arroyo Viejo creek on Feb. 17, 2018
Miracles of Faith Church at 4335 Virginia Ave. in Oakland has suffered many sewage spills in the last 15 years. In 2016, more than 1,200 gallons spilled in front of the property.
Terry Tobey lives on Lincoln Avenue and has fallen victim to many sewage spills on her horse ranch for decades. After the city used a toxic foam to clean the pipes, she reported her horses suffered some chemical burns.
Lake Temescal has suffered about two significant sewage spills each year during the rainy season. 43,389 gallons spilled into the lake in 2017, according to the state.
In the last five years, nearly 60,000 gallons of sewage has spilled into Lake Merritt.
37,500 gallons of sewage spilled into Sausal Creek in Oakland on March 20, 2017, according to an Oakland annual report and a state website. Debris by a clay pipe on Arden Place was the cause.
Nearly 7,000 gallons of sewage overflowed into the basement of the Salvation Army at 601 Webster Street in Oakland on Dec. 14, 2016, according to a city report. "It was legendary," one employee recalled.
According to Oakland's annual report, 30,000 gallons of sewage spilled at 5741 Harmon Street on Jan. 10, 2017.
About 6,000 gallons of sewage overflowed from a clay pipe into a storm drain because of grease blockage at 3535 Pierson Street in Oakland on Dec. 11, 2016. The site is shared by a Shell gas station and a sushi-to-go restaurant.
The neighborhod around 816 69th Avenue where 94,000 gallons of sewage spilled on Jan. 10, 2017, according to city annual report.
Akram Dallaq owner of Dallaq Market at 816 69th Avenue where 94,000 gallons of sewage spilled on Jan. 10, 2017, according to city annual report. "It’s surprising to me," he said. "Oakland is supposed to be much cleaner than the way it is."
The sewer in front of 6000 Rockridge Boulevard in Oakland.
The city said that 240 gallons of sewage spilled at 6000 Rockridge Boulevard in Oakland on December 2016. The state website lists a spill for 18,9000 gallons with no specified date.
Neighbors along East 28th Street and 19th Avenue reported a strong sewage odor and flowing water causing the street to crumble since March 9, 2018. EBMUD and the city of Oakland both point the finger at one another for whose problem it is.