(Santa Ana, California) – 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.