Why can't storm drain water be sent to Point Loma to be treated?

In addition to overwhelming the Point Loma treatment plant, the City's infrastructure could not handle stormwater runoff. The City of Coronado's sewer system was designed and built to transport sewage and does not have the capacity to handle more without risking system failure. Furthermore, the cost of treating the City's sewage is a huge consideration. Last year, Coronado residents paid $2.1 million in treatment costs. Any increases to the system must be shared by users, Coronado residents.

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1. Why does the City of Coronado have separate sanitary sewer and storm drain systems?
2. Why is rainwater released untreated?
3. Why can't storm drain water be sent to Point Loma to be treated?
4. What does the City do to limit pollutants in storm water runoff?
5. What else does the City do to keep our ocean and bay clean year-round?
6. Why is there a flooding issue in the Country Club Estates area? What makes it different?
7. What has the City done to deal with the minor flooding in Country Club Estates?
8. Besides the City, who monitors the storm drain system?
9. What safeguards do our sewer and storm water systems have to prevent failures?
10. What can residents do to help keep our waterways clean?