|Public Works Front Desk||541.574.3366|
|Business hours public works emergencies (7:30AM-4PM. Mon-Fri)||541.574.3366|
|After hours public works emergencies||541.265.4231|
|Timothy Gross, Public Works Director/City Engineer||541.574.3366|
|Clare Paul, Assistant City Engineer||541.574.3370|
|Chris Janigo, Sr.Project Manager||541.574.3376|
|Steve Stewart, Water Division Supervisor||541.265.7421|
|Dave White, Public Works Operations Superintendent||541.574.5874|
|Andrew Grant, Wastewater Treatment Plant Supervisor||541.574.3371|
|Jim Guenther, Park Maintenance Supervisor||541.574.5878|
|John Johnston, Facilities Maintenance Supervisor||541.270.8965|
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Frequently Asked Questions
Waste Water Treatment Plant
The City of Newport Oregon has a wastewater treatment system that includes many individual components including sewers, lift stations, wastewater and solids treatment.
The Vance Avery Wastewater Treatment Plant was built by the City of Newport in 2002 at an initial cost of $42 million dollars. The plant is located in South Beach Oregon. The plant is capable of treating 15 Million gallons of wastewater per day and typically receives flows of 2 million gallons per day.
The plant uses a biological process to treat wastes known as activated sludge. This process creates two products from wastewater. The main product is clean water, which is treated and pumped into the ocean off Nye Beach. The other product produced at the plant is Class A Biosolids. Biosolids are valued as fertilizer and spread on nearby farmlands.
The plant is closed to the public. However, the grounds surrounding the plant boast hiking and mountain bike trails, Frisbee golf and excellent wildlife viewing. For any questions, or to schedule a tour contact Plant Supervisor Andrew Grant at 541-574-3371