in! oration Report 9 .~ /"\. .. __ I - 1 Newport Cit7 Sewer Outfall Observations '. J In ..l llIOntbJI Newport residents :reeidlll'l1:.a have have ciaplained llClapla1nlld about ..bout In the the pa.t past .ev~ several sths Newport ~r. onRye lye Beach1 hach, adjacent adj..cent to to the the Newport Newport sewer _er and and Ottor-au $ors on Georgia Paeinc Pacific Outlalli. that the the odor odor results .re8111t1i from f1'Olll sewage, .ewase, others other. outfafls. 8e'fer..l Several Croupa groups contend ceMeod that Mint"in that .tt 1t 11. 1I111o' e w ..te _briale. cU, maintain that is Georr;ia Georgia P.. Pacific's Waste materials, '1'he the lltwpo:tt Newport city e~in.er baa batruetlJd to investigate inneUcat. the problem. prohle.. II teel that it it ii 1. engineer has bten been instructed f..1 that cur our duty duty at at thi. this t:\.me time to to :report report on on obaenat1ona observations that that we we bave have JU4e made in in oonnection with with this thb problem pl'Ilbl... connection 14fl WhUe Mking 8001o,;ioal etudiea at .everal stations Itationa in ecological studies at several in the the vicinity vicinity ot the __I' outtaU bad occasion OCIOaa1.on to to raalc:_ the the foflowing toll<JW1ng observations, ob..rrationa. of the sewer outfall VII w had Dunng the the summer _ 1 ' ot ..t1.ona of Qf the 11 During of 19.57. 1957, 99 ob..n obsertatins the &:rea area w.re were Md. made and aM Li observations in obeerv..tiona in 1958. 19.58. On 3 oecaaiona 1958 it it vat occasions in 1957 195? and twio. twice in 1958 was found nd lmler , found .that that the the ll1d-be..ch aid-beach .. and lower tide tide le"ele levels wer. were littered littered with with huan human sewage. On ooo••lona aewaa" tM. was vas so lSO bad bad that tbat it it served •• ned as as a.. deterrent det.rrent to. to ~ occasions this ofl work0 trow..,er, work. flowner, thl. this prob18ll problem 11 is only only intenUtant, intermittent0 apparllflt1:r apparently relat.d related to' to wind wind and and tidal tidal currents CUt"l'ent.. Although, AlthOuch, on em occasions ocO..eions our our stomachs IItOMaha were were somewhat aomewhat queally, MOl' was ftlll aa minor lIinorp:roblem. problllllll. On On the the 1ter,y upp.r beach beaob limits 11llits a...tron,; queasy, odor very upper strong odor resembling resemhling hydrogen ~roli.n sulfide hlfide was waa noted not.d on on occasions. ooo..sione. It odor It vaa was believed believed that frOll aept&c II&PUC tank. that this this vu was oaused caused bTHv&lI:eoverflow1.ng by sewage overflowtn oyerflowtn from septic tanks of of IllOt&ll1 wotets and. and bOIl.. bove. the homes lont.d located direotlT directi .. above, the beaCh. beach. On' L? Of great importanoethan odor ill the probl.1lI of bhlth eetheUc lu.... In the an.. of tbe· outfall .. in f ..ir abundance, tour .hellf1eb .peoie. that can und tor food it tbeT "1'. not expo.ed to eewaglt. Th.t Ill' importance than odor i the problem of health and Of greater and esthetic In the area of the outtall we have in fair abundance four shellfish species that can be used for food if they are not exposed to sewage. th. are; (1) (Pholadid.i, penita) alao also known del (1) rock-boring rock-bori.n/l clams 01.... (Pholadidej, (Pholad1.d., penh.ta) known all piddocks PiddOC.kIl or reek rotk o;Yll'terlll .... -II1II. . .l. (Rj'tilus (Mttll,tIJ californianus) califont . nue) I (3) () litilllneok 01u.. oysters i (2) (2) sea-mussel, sea-mussel, (R,tilus californianus) littleneeb clams (Protothac... ll8d butter but"r cl.... and, (4) (4) Dungenees Duncen... crab. (Protothaca etu1.nea) (Protothaca stasinea) stasinea)aleo also alsoc..sUed sUed butter clan; clan;1and, and, (4) Dungeneescrabs cnbs (Cancer ~eter). magifler), magifler), Th. (Canoer efteet of of sewage ll. . . .e "Pon crabe is 1e unknown, unknown, 1'1_""1', til. The effect upon crabs however, the oth.r n~. are ar. filter filter feeders feeder. and and it it is i. pOllllihie tbeae animals ..Ala..le could could other .. animals possible that these aool1lllulate pathoaenioorganllll. trOll 1*man h1lIIan sewage.. .nage. It eet..bU.hed . accumulate pathogenic .organisas from It bLa well nfl established that these tbeee ..animals rdllial$c..n oc_late i. 0011. Whenever WhenllVllr asked ...ked about about utilisation utlllll..Uon that can ..accumulate B coil. of the•• anitlialll for tor toad, tood, I1 find tind It !i necessary. neoell...r,y toreooamend these animals to recommend that that they they be be avoided in the Rye area. .."o:l.d.d lfyll Beach Beaehu... values, .... fl liany pIlople thering s'tarneh )Iany people like hit, to to Wl.mUIl' wander throuch through the the reef' reef ar..., areas, g.. gathering starfish rèjflad forms ot of .. marine life. and observing obee:tvi~ the the rèjriad Jllarr1.ad t01'lll' rine life, lite. Oert.. inly, the the ocCurrenCe oocurrence Certainly, of rav sewage eewag. doei does not not enhance enhanoe this thie form ton of ot beach be..ch utilization. utUi&aUon. of raw It .eem to llOllIe other ot sewage linage It would seem to thb this innet.1.gat.1on investigation that that som, other ,"thad method of dbpollal dlle1rable froc trOll aa health, health, shellfish, .h.l1fi.h, utilisation. utili...tion, and disposal vouldbe would be 1II08t most desirable .. ellthetic elf v1lJw. esthetic point point of view. C• Dale Dale Snow Snow C, C. Or8g08 Flah Commission CO$\lIieeion Oregon fish Sh.llti.h Inve.t:l.liation8 Shellfish Investigations J.. nuar;y 19, 19, 1960 1960 January ,-'