CSO Control Plan

The City of Newport has over 90 miles of sanitary sewer pipes, many of which have been in operation for over 100 years. Prior to the 1970's, many of these pipes were designed as combined sewers- collecting both sanitary sewage as well as storm water during wet weather events. Since the 1970's the City has constructed several projects to separate the storm water connections from the sanitary sewer to reduce the number of CSO Events.

Addressing the occurrences of combined sewer overflows is an extremely complex issue for which the City of Newport is committed.  The City is working to identify and implement improvements to prevent the occurrences of overflows in order to be in compliance with RIDEM and EPA Combined Sewer Overflow Policies.  

CSO Master Plan

Learn about what the City is doing to help eliminate CSO events

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a CSO? How can we prevent them, and what has been done already?

CSO Stakeholder Workgroup

Browse agendas, view meeting minutes, and more

Harbor Monitoring Program

Review the results from the City's Habor Monitoring Program

CSO Program Reports

Review past CSO Program Reports

Building Inspection Program

Learn about how we're helping homeowners reduce CSOs

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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