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Stormwater runoff is collected in a system of catch basins and directed through a network of pipes and swales to one of the 50 outfalls. The Department of Utilities, Water Pollution Control Division maintains the storm drain pipes and catch basins. Any questions regarding flooding, a blocked catch basin, an illicit connection, or a new or existing connection to the storm drain system should be directed to the Department of Utilities at (401) 845-5600.

Questions regarding a new or existing connection to the storm drain system should be directed to the Department of Utilities at (401) 845-5600.

The City has available a brochure to explain the importance of stormwater management and how individual homeowners can help. The brochure is available here: Solution to Pollution

The Department of Utilities wishes to remind everyone that catch basins and storm drains lead directly to local waters... No filters... No treatment. Pollutants that enter storm drains wind up in our drinking water supply reservoirs, our beaches, and/or Newport Harbor.

Also please remember to pick up after dogs and dispose of in the proper trash receptacle.

Helpful Links

Almy Pond Management Plan

Learn about our plans to protect one of the most sensitive bodies of fresh water in Newport

Capital Projects

See what we've been doing to reduce stormwater runoff & improve the health of the island

Annual Reports 

Browse through our annual reports detailing our progress & plans for the year

Stormwater Stories

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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