Reported by Roger the Scanner Guy
9:52 a.m., August 15, 2017
Illegal sewage dump from an RV at Laguna and Cota Streets. Engine 3 is responding.
Engine 3 on scene.
This is really bad I hope the police are responding there are 2 RV's parked on the street and both are draining sewage in the street...Public Works being contacted.
yuck....the RVs on Portesuelo have got to go as well. Why is this allowed on that street but not other streets.
The 2 RVs I see on Portesuello most often have disabled license plates. One of them has two people in it and use bikes to get around. It seems they are subject to the same parking rules as other cars in the neighborhood. As of Sept 15 the city will cite them for parking there. Here are the disabled parking rules:
You CAN park:
In marked disabled spaces, such as those with:
In green curb spaces for unlimited time.
In spaces designated for merchants or residents.
For free at metered spaces.
You CANNOT park:
In striped areas next to handicap parking spaces.
At red, yellow, or white curbs.
WHAT. IS. WRONG. WITH. PEOPLE. !? UGH!!
FYI, free RV dumping at Marborg..........
Marborg Industries, 136 N Quarantina St, Santa Barbara CA 93103 / 800-798-1852. From US-101 take the Milpas St exit and travel north to Yanonali St and turn west. Go 2 blocks and then left into sanitation company. Easy in and out – no backing up. Free.
Just make their lives miserable until they move.
Any Compassion??? Beware the Karma rebate!
I had a guy arrested once for continuously pooping in our driveway signed a complaint and everything. I got tired of cleaning it up for one this went on for months the other thing is that there are women and children living here why should they be subject to seeing some old mans saggy behind every morning pooping in front of them right after breakfast? I was homeless before and I found places to go without mooning others....I write that there are no places to go to the bathroom and there should be plain and simple. If a lot of people are going to be allowed to camp somewhere bathrooms should be provided. If I were homeless now I would make a deal with someone to rent out their bathroom for either a few bucks or some type of work...Mowing the lawn whatever Security let me crash on the property used the bathroom I'll guard it I have done it before....Karma mine should be fair to good I'm not a bad guy..I feel sorry for some people but I'm not going to clean up their crap...
Compassion for someone repeatedly copping a squat in your driveway? Lemme know how you react when it happens to you.
Free dumping at Marborg NOT: The RV dump area is where Marborg washes out their zillions of trash cans, all day long. It is almost impossible to dump an RV unless it is before 7 in the morning or during noon lunch break. Marborg is contractually obligated to make this available at all times, but they do not. They should either create a different trash can wash-out facility or create a different RV dump. When I complained to Marborg management one day, I was told, "We got a job to do." Apparently that does not include abiding by their contractual obligations. Marborg makes WAY too much money from city contracts/monopoly to play this double standard game.
Look I understand RVs are not liked in this town but people are quick to judge on faulty information or absent any real facts. It's a knee jerk reaction. But RVs have FOUR STORAGE TANKS, not just one, and all four are not dedicated to sewage (black water in RV & boat parlance). Is the REPORTING PARTY absolutely positive that the leak is from the black water tank and not the fresh water, grey water or fuel tanks? All four tanks are just as likely to leak but people love to jump at the thing that most gets their dander up for a good outrage.
It really doesn't matter. Nothing is supposed to go into the storm drain. Even grey water should be going to the sewer. No matter what it's not an acceptable practice.
The dead giveaway is toilet paper in what is being dumped. I knew a manic depressive guy that was living in his RV on Coast Village Rd and medicating with alcohol back when you could park there full time. When his tank got full he would just pull the plug and go get another bottle of vodka from Vons. A trail of toilet paper running down the hill behind his RV. After weeks of this they finally made him move.
I waited until the Fire Department responded on this to report what I turd and I turd engine 3 report that there were two RV's not one draining sewage in the street at Laguna and Cota street....Why would the Fire department lie about something like that? Public works responded for clean up..... Be happy I don't work for the city anymore.
I don't understand "Any Compassion? Beware the Karma rebate." Could the poster explain?
people always have compassion when it isn't happening in front of their face. I guarantee if that person caught these sewer dumpers dumping on their lawn they would be pissed...pun intended.
Flicka, The comment was in reference to BODYBOARDER73 post:" Just make their lives miserable until they move."
CHANNELFOG, Thank you for explaining. I must say, I don't know how compassion would work for people endangering others health wise by dumping sewage. They will have the very bad Karma. Especially since it can be safely done free at Marborg. When I was a kid the next door Miramar Hotel let their sewage run in a ditch behind our home. My Grandma got terribly sick. A neighbor called the Health Dept.
As I posted below, it is only possible to use the "Free" RV dump at Marborg during very brief periods of the day; before 7am or during their lunch break. If Marborg made it available during all business hours as they are supposed to do, perhaps there would be less illegal dumping. The city does not ensure that marborg complies with their contractual obligations, and this adds to the dumping problem. SB City Gov't is amazingly lax and incompetent, unless they are extracting revenue from citizens, at which times they are positively Draconian.
Once sewage is spilled on a public street, which flows into the ocean, karma began on the culprit, not people that can be harmed by their carelessness who want them to move off their street. Pretty basic if you ask me.