Water Main Flushing Set to Begin
NEWPORT, R.I. (Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020) – As part of the Newport Water Division’s ongoing maintenance of the water distribution system, a modified water main flushing program in designated areas will begin during evening hours beginning Sunday, October 18, 2020 and ending October 29, 2020.
The flushing of the water mains using fire hydrants will begin at 8:00 p.m. and continue until 4:00 a.m. Signs will be posted in each area before flushing begins. The flushing will occur in areas that have been prioritized due to drought conditions. We plan to resume a full flushing program in Spring 2021.
Drought Conditions Prompt Water System Flushing
NEWPORT, R.I. – With Rhode Island now under a statewide Drought Advisory, the Newport Water Division will be conducting low-flow flushing of the City’s water distribution system beginning Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020 in order to help improve its Newport customers’ water quality.
City Offering Payment Plans for those Unable to Pay Utility Bills
COVID-19 Relief program aimed at helping residents
NEWPORT, R.I. (Thursday, June 4, 2020) – Recognizing that we are still in challenging times, the City of Newport’s Department of Utilities is urging customers in Newport, Middletown and Portsmouth to set up payment plans or pay their utility bills if at all possible.