From Newport Public Works:
Tuesday a sanitary sewer manhole located on the site of the Big Creek Pump Station at the Agate Beach Wayside caved in causing wastewater to spill into Big Creek. Public Works crews identified the failure location and began bypass pumping to stop the overflow. The contractor working on the new Big Creek Pump Station Project are in route to repair the failure. Approximately 200 gallons of wastewater was released into Big Creek.
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.
Please contact the City of Newport Public Works at 541-574-3366 with any questions.