City of Dayton sewage spill

HEALTH ADVISORY – SEWAGE SPILL – UPDATE

Dayton, OR – The City has repaired the pump station and expects to remove the
health advisory effective Friday, June 22, 2018.
The City issued a press release on June 20, 2018 to notify the community about
a sewage spill that occurred the afternoon of June 19, 2018 into the Yamhill River
has prompted the City of Dayton in coordination with Oregon DEQ to issue an
advisory to avoid contact with the water from the contaminated areas.
Persons fishing, irrigating or who may come in contact with the water in the
Yamhill River are advised there is a potential health risk from contaminants that
flowed into these water systems. AVOID CONTACT WITH THE WATER IN THESE
AREAS UNTIL FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2018.

During the Afternoon of June 19, 2018 power was lost to the City’s main pump
station. This outage caused the pumps to quit and allowed sewage to fill the
electrical panels operating the system sending raw contaminants into the Yamhill
River. Crews noticed the outage at the lift station at approximately 3:30 pm. The
City is actively working to repair the pump station.

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