Newport: Notice of Big Creek and Schooner Creek Pump Station Overflows
Due to the heavy rains experienced over the last 24 hours in Newport, the Big Creek Wastewater Pump Station located on Big Creek east of the Agate Beach Wayside on Oceanview Drive, and the Schooner Creek Wastewater Pump Station located on Schooner Creek at the west end of NW 68th Street began overflowing between 10 to 25 gallons per minute between 7:00 and 8:00 am this morning (12/17/15).
Because of the forecast of continued heavy rain for the next several days, it is expected these stations will intermittently overflow during periods of intense rainfall. Signs warning of the sewage overflows are posted at the affected areas. Contact with water contaminated with bacteria can increase the risk of disease. Please avoid contact with these waterbodies until further notice.