Update – Big Creek and Schooner Creek Pump Station Overflows Stopped
Yesterday at approximately 8 p.m., the repair of the broken force main for the Schooner Creek Pump Station was completed, stopping the overflow from the pump station at the west end of NW 68th Street. This morning, October 1st, at approximately 10:30 a.m., the temporary bypass pump for the Big Creek Pump Station was repaired, stopping all wastewater overflows at Agate Beach.
Signs warning of the recent sewage overflows are posted at the affected areas and sampling is being conducted to determine when the water is safe for contact. 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.