featured graphic for Orange County Health Care Agency

Portions of Newport Bay closed due to sewage spill

The OC Health Care Agency, Environmental Health Division, has closed the ocean water area of the west end of Newport Bay from 8th Street due to a sewage spill. The sewage spill of approximately 35,000 to 50,000 gallons was caused by a blockage of a sewer line of a restaurant in Newport Bay. The affected ocean water area will remain closed to swimming, surfing, and diving until the results of follow-up water quality monitoring meet acceptable standards.

For information regarding Orange County ocean, bay, or harbor postings and closures, please call (714) 433-6400 or visit our Web site at OCBeachinfo.com. To report a sewage spill, please call (714) 433-6419.

The article and graphic above were released by the Orange County Health Care Agency.