CITY SEEKS TO CRACK DOWN ON NOISE WITH A.I.
Innovative Noise Camera System Set to Debut Later This Year
NEWPORT, R.I. (WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2023) – In an effort to crack down on noise pollution, the City of Newport is preparing to deploy a first of its kind smart enforcement system that will be capable of identifying and capturing noise violations in real-time.
The system, which pairs the City’s existing traffic camera capabilities with new sound-detecting technology, is intended to help close an enforcement gap encountered by the City’s Police and Zoning officials while responding to suspected noise violations by providing the City with pinpointed real-time data on excessive and potentially harmful decibel levels.
Here's Where & How to Vote in the General Election
ATTENTION NEWPORT RESIDENTS
NOTICE OF THE RI US CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 1 SPECIAL GENERAL ELECTION
TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2023
POLLS WILL BE OPEN FROM 7:00 A.M. TO 8:00 P.M.
FALL WATER MAIN FLUSHING PROGRAM SET TO BEGIN ACROSS AQUIDNECK ISLAND
Overnight Water Main Flushing to Run Oct. 29th – Nov. 9TH
NEWPORT, R.I. (MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2023) – As part of the Newport Water Division's (NWD) ongoing water distribution system maintenance, a water main flushing program in designated areas will begin during evening hours starting Sunday, October 29, 2023, and ending November 9, 2023.
To minimize impacts to our customers, flushing crews will begin at 8:00 p.m. and continue until 4:00 a.m.
Hydrant Flushing is an essential part of the ongoing maintenance of the water system. Flushing has two critical functions. First, it is how we verify the system's ability to support essential fire protection. Second, flushing purges the system of sediment and stagnant water. The high flows drive this stagnant water or sediment out of the pipes through the flushed hydrant during flushing. These sediments would build up without flushing, resulting in increased water quality issues, such as discolored water.