Precautionary Boil Water Advisory Issued for Newport
Low Pressure Zone includes the entire City of Newport and the Easton Point Section of Town of Middletown
NEWPORT, R.I. -- Newport Water Division customers in the system's Low Pressure Zone are being advised as a precaution not to drink the water due to a water main break at Gould and Warner Streets earlier today.
The water main break, which took place at approximately 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 10th,
caused low pressure throughout the low pressure system.
As a precaution, customers in Newport and the Easton's Point section of Middletown are being advised to BOIL YOUR WATER BEFORE USING OR SEEK ALTERNATIVE WATER SUPPLIES.
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.