Lincoln City: Nelscott Pump Station Overflow due to heavy rainfall
As of December 17 at 5pm last night to present we are experiencing another sewer overflow at the SE 35thStreet Nelscott Pump Station, due to the heavy rainfall.
The estimated amount of overflow was 1,200,000 gallons. At this time the pump station should catch up handling this flow today.
The discharge was going downstream through a pipe to Baldy Creek on the SW side of Highway 101 and to the ocean outfall at SW 35th Beach Access. The affected area is posted, we have notified the Media including radio stations.
The City notified appropriate personnel at Oregon Emergency Response and the Department of Environmental Quality.
Newport: 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 Thursday morning. 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.