Lincoln City: Pollution issue on Schooner Creek caused by sewer plant has now passed – warning signs removed.
From Lincoln City Public Works
Warning signs posted along Schooner Creek have been removed. Water testing shows no sewer contamination.
A broken sewer line at the Lincoln City Wastewater Treatment Plant has been fixed and water tests along Schooner Creek show that there is no longer any health threat from an earlier spill. Warning signs along Schooner Creek have been removed and the State Department of Environmental Quality has been notified by the city of the spill, the pipe repair and the water sampling.
Approximately 1,800 gallons of partially treated wastewater leaked into Schooner Creek from a broken pipe that has since been repaired. Public Works Director Lyla Bradley says her crews will further inspect the pipe for any indications of impending breakage. She said the pipe is old and is laid in a rock base.