Sewage from Homeless Fills 11 Large U-Hauls a Month and Then Dumped in the Ocean

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Benjamin Clapp /

We’ve all heard how much of a problem homelessness is causing in places like San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, etc. But few of us have likely thought about all the human waste created.

As The Epoch Times recently reported, that adds up to a whopping “nine thousand gallons (of sewage) a month.” And as they continue, all of that is being dumped into our waterways.

Barry Coe, who used to own an RV business, explained that for all those living in homeless RV encampments in southern California, their waste isn’t being dumped into the sewer systems like your home empties into.

Instead, RV waste is dumped into the nearest storm drain. And then, as Coe explains, it is carried “straight to Santa Monica Bay.”

That’s a lot of waste. And to think all of it is making its way into waters where people fish, swim, and some of our drinking water even comes from.

But wait… that’s only part of the issue.

You see, Coe was only talking about the waste from about 600 RVs currently occupying the Harbor Gateway of southern Los Angeles. It’s important to point out that in the greater Los Angeles area, or the county, there are over 6,800 RVs housing the homeless. So multiply that nine thousand gallons of sewage by about 11, and you get roughly 102,000 gallons.

And yes, all of it is still going into our waterways.

That’s 11 large U-Haul trailers worth of sewage being dumped into oceans.

And as Coe realistically pointed out, it’s not just the contaminated water. How about the sand your bare feet walk on? Or the fish being served at local diners? Hell, even those pretty shells you pick up are packed full of “hazardous materials or bacteria.”

So much for California being environmentally friendly…