Notice of Big Creek Pump Station Overflow
Due to electrical failure, the Big Creek Wastewater Pump Station located on Big Creek east of the Agate Beach Wayside on Oceanview Drive started overflowing into Big Creek beginning approximately 11:15 p.m. on Wednesday and stopped overflowing at approximately 8:40 a.m. this morning. It is estimated that approximately 34,000 gallons of wastewater was discharged to Big Creek. This station is currently being replaced with a new station scheduled to be online in late November.
Signs warning of the 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.