CSO Stakeholders Workgroup

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Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Program Stakeholder Workgroup

February 2011 - October 2012

This is an archive page that includes the information from the CSO Stakeholders Workgroup that met and advised the City on the development of the System Master Plan from February 2011 through October 2012.  The Workgroup contributed significantly to the System Master Plan that the City is now implementing.  The time and effort contributed by the members of the Workgroup is greatly appreciated.  

The City of Newport formed a CSO Program Stakeholder Workgroup in early 2011 to advise the City on the CSO Program activities as well assist with the Program's public outreach efforts.

CSO Program Stakeholder Workgroup Mission Statement:

To review proposed plans and projects for the CSO Program and provide recommendations to the City about the potential benefits and impacts of proposed plans and projects to all users of the system.

To share CSO Program plans and project information within each stakeholder's organization to aid the City in its efforts to communicate CSO Program information.

To support the CSO Program's public education efforts through participation in CSO Program public education activities.

The CSO Program Stakeholder Workgroup membership was comprised of a representative and an alternate from the following groups and organizations appointed by the City Council:

Ad-Hoc Wastewater & Stormwater Comm. Naval Station Newport
Alliance for a Livable Newport Newport County Chamber of Commerce
Aquidneck Island Planning Comm.
Beach Commission Newport County Convention & Visitor's Bureau (NCCVB)
City Council Liaison Newport Harbor Master
City of Newport Resident-at-Large (4) RIDEM & EPA
City Planning & Public Services Departments Save the Bay
University/College - Roger Williams Univ. Town of Middletown


The first meeting of the workgroup was held on February 3, 2011. Prior to the first meeting a memorandum providing background information on the City's CSO program was provided to the workgroup members.

Additional information regarding the City's wastewater system and CSO Program is posted on the Department of Utilities, Water Pollution Control Division, web page. Agendas , presentations and approved meeting minutes for the CSO Stakeholders Workgroup are posted on this page.

February 3, 2011 April 20th, 2011 July 14, 2011 September 8, 2011
November 10, 2011 February 9, 2012 March 8, 2012 May 3, 2012
August 9, 2012 August 14, 2012 September 6, 2012                                              
October 4, 2012

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