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Raw wastewater advisory posted at Schooner Creek in Newport

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 18th, 2012


This warning sign was posted at the west end of NW 68th Street in Newport on Sunday after an electrical failure shut down a wastewater pump station at Schooner Creek and raw sewage began discharging into the creek and, from there, into the ocean. The city had the pump station back in operation by around 9 a.m. Monday. (Photo by Larry Coonrod)


Loss of power causes pump station failure

On Sunday, the Schooner Lift Station located on the west end of NW 68th Street in Newport shut down due to an electrical failure. A few days earlier, one of the pumps in the lift station was taken out of service due to a mechanical failure.

For the complete article see the 12-19-2012 issue.

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