CSO Control Plan

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

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.  

News & Events

Latest News


NEWPORT, RI (SEPTEMBER 27, 2022) – The Newport Recreation Division is now accepting registrations for Competitive Travel Basketball, the Instructional Basketball Program and Recreation Basketball League.
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Water Division Warns of Fake Utility Crews

Imposters Posing as Newport Water Division Personnel Reported
NEWPORT, R.I. (WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2022) – The Newport Water Division is urging residents across Aquidneck Island, especially those who are home during the day, to be alert for impostors.

The Newport Water Division has received reports from customers who have been approached by individuals posing as Water Division personnel.

Season's End Approaching at Easton's Beach

Lifeguard Shifts to End 1 Hour Earlier Beginning Aug. 29th
NEWPORT, R.I. (TUESDAY, AUG. 23rd, 2022) – As the summer season winds down, the City of Newport is beginning to scale back operations at Easton’s Beach.

Beginning Monday, Aug. 29th, lifeguards will be on duty from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. through the end of the beach season.   

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  Calendar of Events

Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission

The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission is tasked with providing advice to the City on how to make Newport safer and more accessible for cyclists and pedestrians. Click here for an agenda

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.

Energy & Environment Commission

The mission of the Energy & Environment Commission is to advise the Council and educate the public on energy-efficiency, renewable energy and the environment, to foster a more sustainable community.

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