From Newport Public Works
On Sunday, December 9th the Northside Lift Station located on the NE quadrant of NW Nye and NW 3rd Streets shut down due to communication failure. Wastewater operators responded but the lift station spilled approximately 2,500 gallons of raw wastewater into the Nye Beach stormwater system which discharges at the Nye Beach outfall on Beach Street. The lift station was returned to operation yesterday afternoon and is no longer spilling.
Advisory signs have been posted at Nye Beach and at Don Davis Park warning of potential raw wastewater contamination. The postings will be removed when tests at the outfall indicate fecal levels are within acceptable limits. Please avoid contact with Nye Creek where it discharges to the ocean at Nye Beach until the advisory is lifted.
Please contact Public Works Director, Tim Gross, (541-574-3369) with questions. Thank you.