THE NEWPORT WATER DEPARTMENT is committed to providing our customers with quality water that meets or surpasses all state and federal standards for quality and safety. Our water is sampled and tested in accordance with state and federal requirements for over 150 different contaminants. We are fortunate to have such clean and pure supplies of drinking water.
Our water system priorities are:
1. Providing adequate fire protection
2. Meet or exceed US EPA Drinking water standards
3. Protection of our water sources
4. Respond to emergencies as soon as possible
5. Maintaining a secure water distribution system
6. Proper monitoring and warning systems
- The Water & Sewer Department repaired water main breaks and leaks on Summer Street, South Main Street, Third Street, and Unity Road.
- Replaced/repaired several curbs stops.
- The Water & Sewer Department unplugged sewers on North Main Street, West Street, and Whitney Avenue.
- All permitted backflow devices were tested.
- Most of the fire hydrants in Town were painted.
- Water & Sewer Department personnel assisted the Highway Department in culvert cleaning, downtown snow removal, sidewalk tractor operation, and road maintenance.
- First, Second, Third and Fourth Streets Infrastructure Project
- Replace water intake structure at Gilman Pond
- New back-up well supply test drilling
- Upgrade the Water Treatment Plant to complete SCADA with remote operator access
- Hydrant and manhole replacement; & water and sewer system replacement and repairs
- Replace large water meters, integrate smart meter reading technology
- Replace residential water meters and integrate radio read technology
- Upgrade Pollards Mill well equipment
- Proactive water main leak detection
Training & Certifications:
Newport Water & Sewer Department personnel received professional development training in:
Iron and Manganese Removal, Uni-Directional Flushing, Hands on Valve Training, Proper Sampling Techniques, Understanding and Using the Public Notification System, Water System Hydraulics, Understanding and Complying with the Safe Drinking Water Act, Fundamentals of Cross Connection Control, Asset Management, Water Main Disinfection, GSRWA Annual Meeting
The Water Filtration Facility in Unity and the Pollards Mills Well continue to consistently produce high quality water. Water production in 2018 was within 1% of 2017. The Pollards Mill Well produces about 15% - 20% of our total water supply.
Annual Water Production Gallons
Average Daily Flow
Maximum Daily Flow
Water & Sewer Department Operational Statistics:
Water Turned On
Real Estate Closing Final Read
Water Turned Off
Repairs to Curb Stops
Check Meters for Accuracy/Leak
Meter Reads for Billing Inquiry
Water Lines Located
Water Quality Calls
Repairs to Manholes
New Water Services
New Sewer Services
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Water & Sewer Superintendent