by Brian Hebets
San Diego, USA – September 2016
Brian’s mural addresses the man made pollution affecting the Tijuana River, which runs through Mexico and the United States. The Tijuana River Valley has a decades-long history of water quality issues. Storm water and rain events bring substantial amounts of sediment, debris, and plastic pollution into the Valley and marine environment. Insufficient wastewater treatment facilities at the border result in frequent releases of untreated sewage. These pollutants cause water quality impairments, threaten life and property from flooding, degrade valuable riparian and estuarine habitats, increase risk of human health exposure to harmful pathogens, and impact recreational opportunities for residents and visitors.