From Lincoln City Public Works Director Lila Bradley
Subject: Report of Sewer Overflow at Nelscott
On Thursday, December 20, a sewer spill occurred when Lincoln City experienced a sustained rainfall measuring just over 5 inches in 24 hours.
The Nelscott Pump Station overflowed at the discharge point at SW 35th Street
into the Ocean. The effluent discharged at a rate of approximately 1,100 gallons
per minute for duration of approximately 5 hours at for a total of 792,000 gallons.
The affected areas surrounding the sites were immediately posted. Samples will
be taken regularly to determine safe bacteriological levels and the posted notices
will be removed once safe levels are met.
The City notified appropriate personnel at the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and the Oregon Office of Emergency Response.