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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

»

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: 2020 Consumer Confidence Report Now Available

Tracking our Water Quality: 2020 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 2020 Consumer Confidence Report (CCR), which is now available online at www.cityofnewport.com/ccr20.

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News & Events

Latest News

Fall Water Main Flushing Set to Begin

Work to take place in Newport, Parts of Middletown and Portsmouth
 
NEWPORT, R.I. (TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2021) – As part of the Newport Water Division’s ongoing maintenance of the island’s water distribution system, water main flushing is set to run from Sunday, October 17 through Nov. 4th in Newport and parts of Middletown and Portsmouth.

The flushing will begin at 8:00 p.m. and continue until 4:00 a.m.   Signs will be posted in each area before flushing begins.  

Neighborhood Flooding to be Subject of Pop-Up Meeting

Dudley Avenue, Pell School Neighbors Invited to Community Meeting on Flooding Concerns Oct. 7th
 
NEWPORT, R.I. (THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2021) – Newport’s Department of Utilities will be hosting an informational meeting at the Claiborne Pell Elementary School on Thursday, Oct. 7th at 5 p.m. to listen and learn from local stakeholders about their experiences with flooding in the neighborhood. 

City Issues Call for Submissions, Survey for ARPA Fund Ideas

Residents, Non-Profits, Businesses Encouraged to Weigh In
 
NEWPORT, R.I. (THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2021) – The City of Newport is asking residents, business owners, and non-profits to weigh in on how the City should use roughly $7.2 million in federal funding due to be received through the American Rescue Plan Act.
 
Non-profits are being asked to submit any and all suggestions for how they could benefit from additional civic support by using the form on the City’s website at www.CityofNewport.com/ARPA no later than Thursday, Oct. 14th.

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  Calendar of Events

Planning Board Meeting

The Planning Board is the steward for the City's Comprehensive Plan, which sets the long-term goal for the City and is a key measure by which large development projects and zoning relief are evaluated. ​Read the agenda

Santa's Nightly Ride

Beginning on Tuesday, Dec. 7th, Santa and his Newport Fire & Newport Police escort will leave from Fire Station #2 on Old Fort Road at 5p.m. each scheduled night, and will continue until he has completed his tour of the listed area.

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.

Santa's Nightly Ride

Beginning on Tuesday, Dec. 7th, Santa and his Newport Fire & Newport Police escort will leave from Fire Station #2 on Old Fort Road at 5p.m. each scheduled night, and will continue until he has completed his tour of the listed area.

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