Newport Wastewater Treatment Plant lost control of its effluent – treatment efficiency drooped. But it’s back up to normal now.
Due to a failed pump, the Newport Wastewater Treatment Plant did not provide sufficient disinfection of effluent from approximately 6:55pm on Sunday April 18th until 8:08am Monday April 19. The problem was addressed and the plant is providing effective disinfection again.
A health hazard warning sign has been posted at Don Davis Park, near the affected area 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 water bodies until further notice.