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

The City of Newport Department of Utilities consists of two divisions: the Water Division, dedicated to providing clean drinking water, and the Water Pollution Control Division, responsible for managing the City's sewage and stormwater systems. We prioritize safeguarding our natural resources and firmly believe that maintaining our infrastructure is crucial for enhancing our overall quality of life. Our office is conveniently located at 70 Halsey Street, and you can contact us at (401) 845-5600 or by email.

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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: 2022 Consumer Confidence Report Now Available

Tracking our Water Quality: 2022 Consumer Confidence Report Now Available

NEWPORT -- We've made some significant investments to improve our water quality over the last 17 years, and it shows according to the latest 2022 Consumer Confidence Report (CCR), which is now available online at www.cityofnewport.com/ccr22.

  

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News & Events

Latest News

Washington Square Traffic Detour Starting March 18

Water Main Repair Set to Begin Next Week
  
NEWPORT, R.I. (FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2024) – Motorists are advised that beginning the week of March 18th, the City’s utility contractor, Boyle & Fogarty Inc., will begin work at Thames Street and Washington Square to replace an aging water main. 

While overnight work is scheduled as part of the project, this phase will be performed during daytime hours between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. and will require detours.

NOTICE: 2022 Consumer Confidence Report Available

Water Division Annual Report Now Online
  
NEWPORT, R.I. (FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 2023) – The City of Newport’s Water Division has announced that the 2022 Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) is now available on the City’s website at www.cityofnewport.com/ccr22.

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.
 

Newport Water Division Warns of Potential Scam

Residents Urged to Report Any Suspicious Letters, Phone Calls
  
NEWPORT, R.I. (TUESDAY, MAY 9, 2023) – The Newport Water Division is warning of a potential scam involving requests to set up a fictitious water meter appointment. 

The Newport Water Division has recently received reports from customers who have been contacted by individuals posing as Water Division personnel via letter and phone calls.
 

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  Calendar of Events

City Council Executive Session

The Newport City Council will meet to discuss the City Manager search in Executive Session

School Building Committee

The School Building Committee is responsible for overseeing the construction of the new Rogers High School

Click here for an agenda

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

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.

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