OUR GREATEST ACHEIVEMENT THUS FAR:
• KEEPING SEWAGE OUT OF NEWPORT BAY

• DEFEND THE BAY WINS IRVINE RANCH WATER DISTRICT CASE

• DEFEND THE BAY DEFEATS IRVINE CO./CITY OF IRVINE

• DEFEND THE BAY WINS STATEWIDE PROTECTION FOR CALIFORNIA’S UNIQUE MARINE RESERVES

• DEFEND THE BAY VS. U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY


Our Best Known Achievement

Defend The Bay's best known triumph is stopping the Irvine Ranch Water District's
(IRWD) plan to dump treated sewage into Newport Bay.

IRWD's stated intention is still to ultimately get permission to dump their wastewater into our bay. So, although we have won the first round, IRWD continues to work to loosen health standards and make it easier for them to pollute the bay with treated sewage. We expect IRWD to reapply for another permit at anytime and we will be ready to vigorously oppose them.

If you would like a copy of the Court’s decision,
or press accounts of this exciting legal victory, please contact

4101 Birch Street, Suite 150
Newport Beach, California 92660
Information@DefendTheBay.org
Tel. 949-757-0017