Holiday Schedule

The transfer station will be closed on Monday, August 10, 2020 in observance of the RI Victory Day holiday. As a result, there is a one-day collection delay for the week of August 10 for all trash and recycling collections. City offices are also closed for the day. 

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Contact Information

Julia A. Forgue, PE - 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

Julia A. Forgue, PE - 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

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.

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.

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: 2019 Consumer Confidence Report Now Available

Tracking our Water Quality: 2019 Consumer Confidence Report Now Available

NEWPORT -- We've made some significant investments to improve our water quality over the last 15 years, and it shows according to the latest 2019 Consumer Confidence Report (CCR), which is now available online at www.cityofnewport.com/ccr19.

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News & Events

Latest News

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.
 

2019 Consumer Confidence Report Available

NEWPORT, R.I. (Wednesday, May 6, 2020) – The City of Newport’s Water Division announces that the 2019 Consumer Confidence Report ( CCR ) is now available on the City’s website at www.cityofnewport.com/ccr19.
 
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Safe Drinking Water Act requires water systems to provide this annual report to all its consumers.  The requirements for report content, format, and distribution were established by the EPA in the Consumer Confidence Rule, published in the Federal Register on August 19, 1998. The report includes information on the City’s sources of water, quality of the water and the water distribution system.

Access to Southern Embankment of Easton’s Pond Closed

Repairs to begin following Erosion caused by Heavy Rain

NEWPORT, R.I. (Friday, April 10, 2020) – Due to necessary repairs, a portion of the unimproved walking trail along the Easton’s Pond Dam has been closed to the public.

The access ramps to the pond along with the stone dust path that was constructed from 2011-2013 remain open to the public.

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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

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.

Waterfront Commission Meeting

The Waterfront Commission is responsible for overseeing the operations of Newport Harbor. Click here for an agenda

Waterfront Commission Meeting

The Waterfront Commission is responsible for overseeing the operations of Newport Harbor. Click here for an agenda

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