Due to a plugged intake line, 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 4:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 18th, 2016, and stopped overflowing at approximately 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 18th, 2016. It is estimated that approximately 4,800 gallons of wastewater was discharged to Big Creek. This station is currently being replaced with a new station scheduled to be online in 2 weeks.
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.