A house/apartment that has twice been notified of raw sewage flowing into the street is back at it at 16 NW Brook. A sign has been placed at the source of the leak warning of the health hazard. Since the storm drain carries the sewage to the storm drain outfall at Nye Beach, health warning signs have been placed on the beach as well. Public Works Director Tim Gross says he finally got a return phone call from the owner in Portland who has granted right-of-entry to the property to make repairs. Gross said he was prepared to get a court ordered right-of-entry to fix it anyway.
Gross said the repairs will be made by the end of the day, thereby fixing the problem. Gross said there are a number of other similar problems in the city that they’re working on. Gross said the last thing he wanted to see was raw sewage warning signs on Nye Beach with 2,000 visitors in town for the Newport Marathon.
City crews and a plumber got to work on the problem soonafter 3pm and found the problem quickly. Hope you were already done with dinner. First photo from Charlie Plybon of Surfrider, the close up of the broken pipe was courtesy of Public Works Director Tim Gross.