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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

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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

City Aims to Crack Down on Unsafe Vessel Operators

Stepped Up Harbor Patrols to Focus on Speed & Operator Violations
 
NEWPORT, R.I. (WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, 2021) – With summer season in full swing, The City of Newport is reminding boaters to take it slow when approaching Newport Harbor.

City Teaming Up with Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice and EBCAP for Free Pop-Up Vaccination Events

Vaccines to be Administered at City Hall Next Week

NEWPORT, R.I. (WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, 2021) – The City of Newport will be teaming up with Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice and East Bay Community Action to host a pair of free pop-up vaccination events next week outside of City Hall. 

The two events which are scheduled to run on July 12th and 15th from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m., will be offering free COVID-19 vaccines to anyone eligible who has not yet been vaccinated.

Community Invited to Preview Hillside Avenue Improvements

City Staff, Consultants to host On-Site Meeting of Safety Improvements
 
NEWPORT, R.I. (WEDNESDAY, June 30, 2021) – City staff will be on-site at the James L. Maher Center at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 6th to preview a slate of traffic calming improvements planned for Hillside Avenue.
All are welcome to ask questions and learn more about the highly anticipated Safe Routes to School Project that was approved by the City Council last month.

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  Calendar of Events

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.

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

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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