We would like to recognize Owen Nicholson for serving nearly 30 years on the Nehalem Bay Wastewater Agency Board of Directors.

Thank you, Owen, we appreciate all that you have done and all that you continue to contribute to Nehalem Bay Wastewater Agency and our community. You are an icon.


 2022 Employment Opportunity:

NBWA Employment Application


Nehalem Bay Wastewater Agency(NBWA) has a service area that covers Nehalem, Manzanita, Wheeler, and Neah-Kah-Nie.  NBWA is a public utility that handles wastewater only.  Our system has over 75 miles of gravity pipeline, nearly 1200 manholes/clean-outs, and 19 Lift stations.  The sewage is treated at our Treatment Plant in Nehalem through the Lagoon System.

What is a Lagoon System?


Nehalem Bay Wastewater Agency tested the sewage from our service area for Levels of Sars-CoV-2 virus (Covid-19) from May 5, 2020 to March 2, 2022.

Would you like to learn more about the testing of community wastewater as a surveillance/early detection for Covid-19?  Check out these resources:

To access the Biobot reports.  Click on the links provided below:



NBWA Informational Brochure

Established in 1970, the Nehalem Bay Wastewater Agency serves the Oregon coastal cities of Nehalem, Manzanita and Wheeler and the surrounding area.

Our main office is in Nehalem, but you might not know that those little buildings in the area are our major pump stations, nineteen and twelve building lift stations.

Of course, there are also 1145 manholes/clean-outs and 396,000 feet of gravity pipeline that varies in size from 6 inch to 21 inch that connects everything.