Spillage Stopped At Agate Beach And Schooner Creek

Update – Big Creek and Schooner Creek Pump Station Overflows Stopped

On September 29, 2016, at approximately 8 p.m., the repair of the broken force main for the Schooner Creek Pump Station was completed, stopping the overflow from the pump station at the west end of NW 68th Street.  This morning, October 1, 2016, at approximately 10:30 a.m. the temporary bypass pump for the Big Creek Pump Station was repaired, stopping all wastewater overflows at Agate Beach. Signs warning of the recent 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.

Information provided by Newport Public Works