📢 City Hall Closed Wednesday, June 19th 📢

City Hall and offices will be CLOSED on Wednesday, June 19th for the Juneteenth Holiday. The Waste Management Transfer Station will also be closed resulting i a one-day delay for all trash, recycling and bulky waste collections.  Download a Trash Calendar →

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

Latest News

Newport Water Division Crews Going Door-to-Door to Identify Lead Service Lines

Door Knocking Campaign to Cover Newport, Middletown

NEWPORT, R.I. (TUESDAY, June 18, 2024) – Aquidneck Island residents are advised that Newport Water Division crews will be going door-to-door to help identify lead service lines across Aquidneck Island.

The door knocking campaign, which is beginning this week, is part of the City’s Get the Lead Out program that aims to identify privately owned lead pipes that service homes and businesses.  
 

CITY SEEKING POLL WORKERS

Registered Voters Encouraged to Serve this Election Season

NEWPORT, R.I. (WEDNESDAY, June 12, 2024) – With election season getting underway, the City of Newport is looking for individuals interested in serving as Poll Workers for the upcoming primary and general elections.

Newport residents 16 years of age or older who are registered, or pre-registered to vote for those under 18, are encouraged to reach out to the City’s Canvassing Office at (401) 845-5386. Poll workers are able to make $275 per day, with various positions available and paid training offered as part of the recruitment process.

Community Asked to help Light up the Harbor this July 4th

Newport Looking for Donations for Annual Fireworks Fund

NEWPORT, R.I. (WEDNESDAY, June 5, 2024) – The City of Newport is gearing up for its annual Fourth of July fireworks celebration and is once again turning to the community to help light up Newport Harbor.

Every year, thousands of locals and visitors alike flock to downtown Newport to take in the City’s annual Fourth of July fireworks display.

This year, with the travel industry expecting an especially busy holiday weekend, the City is asking all to get involved in the celebration by donating to the City’s Fireworks Fund.

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  Calendar of Events

Historic Cemetery Advisory Commission

The Newport Historic Cemetery Advisory Commission is dedicated to the preservation of the City's historic burying grounds. Read the Agenda

Candidate Information Session

Newport’s Canvassing Office will be hosting a series of informational sessions for all those curious about how to throw their hat in the ring this November.

The information sessions will all take place this month and are intended to provide aspiring candidates with an overview of how to declare and run for office – from Newport’s non-partisan City Council and School Committee to the General Assembly and beyond.

Energy & Environment Commission

The mission of the Energy & Environment Commission is to advise the Council and educate the public on energy-efficiency, renewable energy and the environment, to foster a more sustainable community.

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Zoning Board of Review

The Zoning Board of Review is responsible for overseeing and administering the City's zoning code in a fair and equitable fashion.  Click here for an agenda

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