Oxnard Establishes Channel Islands Harbor Response Team, Hotline to Report Water Quality in Harbor

Oxnard, California – The City of Oxnard has established a Channel Harbor Response team and a hotline for residents to report odors or discoloration of water in the Channel Islands Harbor area.

“There are a lot of unknowns at this time, but the city is taking the matter seriously and taking immediate action to determine the cause,” said Oxnard Mayor Tim Flynn.

Oxnard Council member Bert Perello added: “My highest priority, and the city’s highest priority, is the health, safety and welfare of Oxnard residents.”

On June 18, within 24 hours of receiving a call, the city collected water samples at five locations in the Channel Islands Harbor and Edison Canal area; results are expected within a week.

Samples were taken at the Channel Islands Harbor inlet, along South Harbor Boulevard; near West Channel Islands Boulevard bridge; along West Hemlock Street; the Edison Canal near the Edison Trash Collector; and near West Fifth Street bridge.

The city was also out today taking samples at various locations during low tide. Additional samples will be taken later today during high tide.

Residents are encouraged to report any odors or discoloration in Harbor waters by calling 805-797-7598.

Oxnard establece equipo de respuesta del puerto Channel Islands, una línea directa para informar sobre la calidad del agua en el puerto

Oxnard, California – la ciudad de Oxnard ha establecido un equipo de respuesta de Channel Harbor y una línea directa para que los residentes reporten olores o decoloración del agua en el área del puerto del canal Channel Islands.

“hay un montón de razones desconocidas en este momento, pero la ciudad está tomando el asunto seriamente y tomando medidas inmediatas para determinar la causa”, dijo el alcalde de Oxnard, Tim Flynn.

Bert Perelló, miembro del Consejo de Oxnard, agregó: “mi máxima prioridad, y la máxima prioridad de la ciudad, es la salud, la seguridad y el bienestar de los residentes de Oxnard”.

El 18 de junio, en el plazo de 24 horas de recibir una llamada, la ciudad recogió muestras del agua en cinco localizaciones en Puerto del canal de Channel Islands y área del canal de Edison; los resultados se esperan dentro de una semana.

Las muestras fueron tomadas en la ensenada del puerto del canal Channel Islands, a lo largo del  sur del puerto Harbor Boulevard; cerca del puente West Channel Islands Boulevard; a lo largo de West Hemlock Street; el canal de Edison cerca del colector de basura de Edison; y cerca del puente West Fifth Street.

La ciudad también salió hoy tomando muestras en varios lugares durante la marea baja. Las muestras adicionales se tomarán más tarde hoy durante la marea alta.

Se alienta a los residentes a reportar cualquier olor o decoloración en las aguas del puerto llamando al 805-797-7598.


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One Response to Oxnard Establishes Channel Islands Harbor Response Team, Hotline to Report Water Quality in Harbor

  1. Frank Laza June 22, 2018 at 10:26 am

    Kudos to Mayor Flynn and Oxnard CC for recognizing a potential ecological disaster in the making and jumping in with both feet (pun intended) to discover the cause and cure. Let’s just hope the problem is identified and resolved before it is too late.

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