Spring Water Main Flushing Set to Begin
Overnight Program to Start Sunday, April 18th
NEWPORT, R.I. (April 13, 2021) – As part of the Newport Water Division’s ongoing maintenance of the water distribution system, a modified water main flushing program in designated areas will begin during evening hours beginning Sunday, April 18, 2021, ending May 6, 2021.
Flushing of water mains using fire hydrants will begin at 8 p.m. and continue until 4 a.m. Signs will be posted in each area before flushing begins.
Stormwater Improvement Project Set for Thames Street
Catch Basin, Storm Drain Replacement Project to take place in the parking stall area along Thames Street near Queen Anne Square
NEWPORT, R.I. (April 2, 2021) – The Department of Utilities’ contractor Hartford Paving will begin construction of necessary Stormwater Infrastructure improvements in the parking stall area of Thames Street from Cotton Court to Mill Street in the vicinity of Queen Anne Square, beginning on Monday, April 5th.
The improvements, which consist of replacing multiple catch basins, drain manholes and associated Storm Drain piping, are expected to be complete by May 14th.
Newport Names New Harbormaster
Former Block Island Harbormaster Stephen Land Awarded Top Harbor Post
NEWPORT, R.I. (Tuesday, March 23, 2021) – After a three-month search, the City of Newport has named former Block Island Harbormaster Stephen C. Land to the City’s top harbor post.
Land assumes the role following the sudden passing of longtime Harbormaster Timothy J. Mills in December.