Littered canal in Bakersfield receives attention, cleaned
Cleaning is following regular schedule
Last Updated: 74 days ago
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A canal that was considered an eye sore to the neighborhood and to the city is receiving the attention it deserves this week.
Last week, residents on Lake Street contacted 23ABC and said they are fed up with all the trash in the canal.
"I was getting out of my car and I saw the tractor there and I was like wow, they are finally going to do something about the trash," said Frances Hurtado.
For years residents said they have had to put up with the sights and smells of all the trash in the canal.
"It's getting clean, it's getting done. Finally somebody heard us," said Michelle Gallegos.
The Kern Delta Water District was spotted cleaning up the canal near Lake Street today.
Officials with the company said the cleanup is following their regular schedule and in response to residents complaints.
Officials said the cleanup is projected to last for two days.
Water is expected to flow through the canal next week, according to officials, and they wanted it clean before then.
Residents also said they would like to see the water district post signs warning of illegal dumping.
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