COVID-19 NOTICE

Please note that masks are REQUIRED inside all City owned buildings regardless of vaccination status. If you'd like to schedule a vaccine, please visit www.VaccinateRI.org or call 211 for answers to common questions. To schedule a vaccine, please visit COVID.RI.GOV

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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

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

City to Host Halloween Spooktacular at Easton’s Beach

Community Sponsors Wanted to Help Scare up Halloween Fun

NEWPORT, R.I. (FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2021)
​ Calling all ghosts, ghouls and goblins: Newport Recreation will once again be hosting a drive-thru Halloween Spooktacular at Easton’s Beach on Sunday, Oct. 31st from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m.
 
This family-friendly event, which made its debut last year, will once again be taking over the center parking lot at Easton’s Beach thanks to the generous support of our local business community.

Crack Sealing Along Cliff Walk Slated for Monday

NEWPORT, R.I. (FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2021) – Visitors to the City’s Cliff Walk on Monday may encounter a detour from Memorial Boulevard to Webster Street as crews fill gaps and repair cracks in the asphalt surface thanks to a generous gift by an anonymous donor.
 
The work, which will require portions of the popular walking trail to be closed to pedestrians for a time on Monday, Oct. 18th, is scheduled to get underway at 7:30 a.m. and is expected to stretch into the afternoon.

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.  

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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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