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CSO Control Plan

The City of Newport has over 90 miles of sanitary sewer pipes, many of which have been in operation for over 100 years. Prior to the 1970's, many of these pipes were designed as combined sewers- collecting both sanitary sewage as well as storm water during wet weather events. Since the 1970's the City has constructed several projects to separate the storm water connections from the sanitary sewer to reduce the number of CSO Events.

Addressing the occurrences of combined sewer overflows is an extremely complex issue for which the City of Newport is committed.  The City is working to identify and implement improvements to prevent the occurrences of overflows in order to be in compliance with RIDEM and EPA Combined Sewer Overflow Policies.  

CSO Master Plan

Learn about what the City is doing to help eliminate CSO events

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a CSO? How can we prevent them, and what has been done already?

CSO Stakeholder Workgroup

Browse agendas, view meeting minutes, and more

Harbor Monitoring Program

Review the results from the City's Habor Monitoring Program

CSO Program Reports

Review past CSO Program Reports

Building Inspection Program

Learn about how we're helping homeowners reduce CSOs

News & Events

Latest News

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.

Easton’s Beach Moves into the Shoulder Season

NEWPORT, R.I. (Thursday, September 3, 2020) – As the summer season comes to a close, the City of Newport is reminding residents that parking enforcement will remain in effect at Easton’s Beach through Oct. 31st.

Beachgoers are reminded to continue to use the self-pay parking kiosks, avoid crowds, and wear a face mask whenever social distancing is not possible. For those traveling to the beach by car, please be advised that parking capacity will be limited in an effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19.

City Launching new Mobile Parking App

Residents, Visitors Encouraged to Pay to Park from their Phones with the Passport Parking App
 
NEWPORT, R.I. (Tuesday, September 1, 2020) – Newport residents and visitors have a new way to pay for parking as the City of Newport on Monday announced the debut of a new citywide contactless mobile payment application. 

The new Passport Parking App, which is set to be rolled out later this week, allows users to conveniently pay for and monitor their parking sessions directly from their smartphones.

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  Calendar of Events

Remote City Council Meeting - Executive Session

City Councilors will be meeting remotely for the purposes of entering into Executive Session to discuss issues relating to the lease, aquisition, or disposition of publicly held property involving the Pell Bridge realinment and possible litigation. 

https://zoom.us/j/95502384332
Meeting ID: 955 0238 4332
888-788-0099 US Toll-free
833-548-0276 US Toll-free
 
 

City Council Remote Meeting

City Councilors will be meeting in a remote session for a regular Council Meeting
 
 
If you'd like to participate, please click on the following link:
https://zoom.us/j/96819166061

​Or, to dial in, call 1-833-548-0276 and enter the following Meeting ID: 968 1916 6061
 

Probate Court

Probate Court meets two times per month at 10:30 a.m., in the Second Floor City Council Chambers at Newport City Hall. Click here for a full schedule.

For advertising deadlines, please contact Carlos Alaan at 845-5349 or calaan@cityofnewport.com.

Cliff Walk Commission

The Cliff Walk Commission is charged with overseeing the maintainence, operations, and activities of the City's historic Cliff Walk. Click here for an agenda

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