📢 Resident Tax Rate Information 📢

If you're interested in learning more about the City's new Two-Tier Residential Tax Rate, please be sure to visit www.CityofNewport.com/ResidentRate or contact the Tax Assessor's Office directly at (401) 845-5365 

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Contact Information

Robert C. Schultz, Jr.- 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

Robert C. Schultz, Jr.- 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

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.

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.

With school closing across the country, we posted downloadable coloring sheets. This way you can download them at home. The pages are free to use. Click here to see the pages that are available. Stay safe.

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

Tracking our Water Quality: 2021 Consumer Confidence Report Now Available

Tracking our Water Quality: 2021 Consumer Confidence Report Now Available

NEWPORT -- We've made some significant investments to improve our water quality over the last 16 years, and it shows according to the latest 2021 Consumer Confidence Report (CCR), which is now available online at www.cityofnewport.com/ccr21.

  

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News & Events

Latest News

Emergency Sewer Line Repairs on Lower Thames Street to Begin Monday

NEWPORT, R.I. - The City of Newport's Department of Utilities, Water Pollution Control Division will be making needed repairs to the City’s Sanitary Sewer System Infrastructure on Lower Thames Street between Narragansett Avenue and Stockholm Street beginning Monday, December 19th.

Beginning on December 19, 2022, crews from the City's contractor, Boyle & Fogarty, will start construction in the area with the aim of wrapping up by December 30th.

SEWER LINE IMPROVEMENTS COMING TO LEDYARD STREET

Work Set to Begin October 31st
  
NEWPORT, R.I. (WEDNESDAY, Oct. 26th, 2022) – Please be advised that the City of Newport’s Department of Utilities, Water Pollution Control Division will be making necessary improvements to the City's Sanitary Sewer System Infrastructure beginning next week on Ledyard Street, from Broadway to Union Street. 

The Department's contractor, Boyle & Fogarty (B&F), will begin performing this critical and necessary infrastructure work on October 31, 2022 with an anticipated completion date of December 2, 2022.

FALL WATER MAIN FLUSHING PROGRAM SET TO BEGIN ACROSS AQUIDNECK ISLAND

Overnight Water Main Flushing to Run Oct. 16th – Nov. 3rd
  
NEWPORT, R.I. (THURSDAY, Oct. 13, 2022) – 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 16, 2022, and ending November 3, 2022. To minimize impacts to our customers, flushing crews will begin at 8:00 p.m. and continue until 4:00 a.m.  
 

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  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

Tree & Open Space Commission

The Tree & Open Space Commission is dedicated to the preservation and protection of the City's parks, trees, and open space. 

Beach Commission Meeting

The Newport Beach Commission is charged with overseeing the maintainence, operations, and activities at Easton's Beach | View the agenda

City Council - State Legislators Workshop

Join members of the Newport City Council as they meet with the City's General Assembly delegation for their annual workshop to discuss local legislative priorities.


 

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