Contact Information

Julia A. Forgue, PE - Director of Utilities

Billing Inquiries: 
(401) 845-5604

General Information and all Other Inquiries:
(401) 845-5600

Emergency After Hours Contact:
(401) 845-5826

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Contact Information

Julia A. Forgue, PE - Director of Utilities

Billing Inquiries: 
(401) 845-5604

General Information and all Other Inquiries:
(401) 845-5600

Emergency After Hours Contact:
(401) 845-5826

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Department of Utilities

The Department of Utilities is comprised of two divisions, the Water Division, which is responsible for drinking water; and the Water Pollution Control Division, which operates the City's sanitary sewer system and stormwater system. We're committed to protecting our natural resources and believe that maintaining our infrastructure is a vital component of maintaining and improving our quality of life. Our office is located at 70 Halsey Street and we can be reached at (401) 845-5600 or by email.
 

Drinking Water

The Water Division operates and manages the source water reservoirs, treatment plants, storage tanks and distribution system throughout Newport, the Town of Middletown and a small portion of the Town of Portsmouth. We also sell water wholesale to the Portsmouth Water and Fire District and Naval Station Newport.
 

Wastewater

The Water Pollution Control Division is responsible for providing wastewater, or sewer treatment, for the residents of Newport. Additionally, we also provide wastewater treatment on a wholesale basis to the Town of Middletown and Naval Station Newport. 

 

Stormwater 

We're responsible for managing and improving Newport's Stormwater System as we work to improve the quality of our environment from stream to ocean. 
 

Construction Updates

We're committed to maintaining and improving our civic infrastructure. For updates on how we're preparing Newport for its next 100 years, click on the following links below.

Additional Information

Lead & Drinking Water

Know the facts about lead and your drinking water

Watershed Protection

Learn about our efforts to protect Newport's watersheds

Consumer Confidence Reports

Check out the latest Consumer Confidence Report

Understanding Your Bill

Do you have questions about your bill? We can help

Water on Aquidneck Island

Like any island, we take our fresh water seriously

FAQs

Click through for answers to some our most popular questions

Important Utilities News

Expect Water Main Flushing This October

Expect Water Main Flushing This October

As part of the Newport Water Division’s ongoing maintenance of the water distribution system, a water main flushing program in designated areas will begin during evening hours beginning Sunday, October 6, 2019 and ending October 24, 2019.

The flushing of the water mains using fire hydrants will begin at 8:00 p.m. and continue until 4:00 a.m. Signs will be posted in each area before flushing begins.

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Improvements Coming to Storer Park!

Improvements Coming to Storer Park!

NEWPORT -- Faced with the prospect of rising tides and heightened storm surge, we're proud to be investing in infrastructure improvements designed to enhance our coastal resilience.

On Tuesday, April 9th, representatives from the City's Department of Utilities held a public informational meeting to discuss one such project: the installation of a tidal gate in Storer Park.

 

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Tracking our Water Quality: 2018 Consumer Confidence Report Now Available

Tracking our Water Quality: 2018 Consumer Confidence Report Now Available

NEWPORT -- We've made some significant investments to improve our water quality over the last 15 years, and it shows according to the latest 2018 Consumer Confidence Report (CCR), which is now available online at www.cityofnewport.com/ccr18.

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News & Events

  Calendar of Events

Cliff Walk Commission

The Cliff Walk Commission is charged with overseeing the maintainence, operations, and activities of the City's historic Cliff Walk. Click here for an agenda

North End Urban Plan Public Forum No. 1

Join us from 5 - 8 p.m. for an opportunity to discuss the City's North End Urban Plan. To register, please visit nwpnorthend1.eventbrite.com // For those unable to attend, comments are welcome at courb.co/northend

  • 5 - 6 p.m. // Light refreshments with opportunities to discuss the plan with the consultant team at a series of stations.
  • 6 - 6:30 p.m. // Presentation of work to date and the themes emerging from our community engagement efforts
  • 6:30 - 8 p.m. // Facilitated activities to generate community feedback on the work so far See Less

Tree & Open Space Commission

This meeting has been cancelled to allow members to participate in the North End Urban Plan Public Forum. The next regularly scheduled meeting will take place in March

City Council Meeting

The City Council serves as a the primary decision making body for the City. Join us for its regular monthly meeting, held in the Second Floor Council Chambers at City Hall. Click here to read an agenda and to view the meeting online.

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