Pacific Seafood has donated more than $240,000 to assist the city of Newport in its efforts to maintain, upgrade and address its aging water infrastructure. The donation will help the city to safely address the water needs of local residents and businesses.
“As a result of a corrected billing error, Pacific Seafood has agreed to forgive over $240,000 in overcharges,” said Newport City Manager Spencer Nebel. “Pacific Seafood’s generous action comes at a critical time for the city’s water fund. The city of Newport has several major projects that are in need of immediate attention in order to ensure that city residents continue to have uninterrupted access to water service.” Nebel added, “Pacific Seafood’s donation to the water fund is greatly appreciated, and we thank them for their continued partnership with the city.”
Pacific Seafood operates five seafood processing facilities along Newport’s historic working waterfront, and it is one of the city’s largest employers. The commercial fishing industry as a whole is the largest single contributor to net earnings in Lincoln County.
“Pacific Seafood is thankful for our longstanding partnership with the city of Newport,” said John Moody, general manager for Pacific Seafood’s Newport operations. “We’re proudly part of this community, and proud to do what we can to help address community problems.”