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Newport Beach's Balboa Pier Will Close For 3 Days Due To Sewage Spill

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A 300-gallon sewage spill forced the Balboa Pier in Newport Beach to close on Wednesday, according to local authorities.

A leak in a sewer pumping tank from a nearby Ruby's Diner was reported at about 9 a.m. on Wednesday morning, according to a spokesperson from the Orange County Health Care Agency. The spill prompted OCHA officials to close the pier for a minimum of three days, warning swimmers and surfers to stay out of the water 1,000 feet upcoast and downcoast of the pier.

The pier will reopen only when monitoring shows that water-quality standard is back to normal, the OC Register reports.