I readily agree that Pacifica's sewer system has had ongoing issues. Our Public Works and wastewater team have worked diligently to maintain and upgrade miles of antiquated collections piping. Many of those pipes are over 60 years old. They weren't great when new and don't get better with age.
Newer city policies have addressed lateral replacements on sale of the property or major remodeling. I challenge the writer to show any fines assessed to the city due to negligence or mismanagement of the system in the last five years. The State Water Resources Control Board is not only aware but swift to address sewer overflows with steep penalties if error is involved.