DATE: Monday, February 27
LOCATION: Edward King House, Ballroom – 35 King St, Newport, RI 02840
The Alliance for a Livable Newport (ALN) will be holding its first Public Forum of the year featuring Julia Forgue, Director of the Newport Utilities Department, and her staff will talk about their department’s responsibilities and operations.
The Department of Utilities is comprised of two divisions, the Water Division and the Water Pollution Control Division. http://www.cityofnewport.com/departments/utilities
The Water Division operates and manages the source water reservoirs, treatment plants, storage tanks and distribution system. The City’s water distribution system also services the Town of Middletown and a small portion of the Town of Portsmouth. We also sell water wholesale to the Portsmouth Water and Fire District and Naval Station Newport.
The Water Division is responsible for providing drinking water that meets standards established by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH). The Water Division is licensed by the RIDOH as a Public Water Supplier, License # 1592010. The Water Division is also required to report to the Rhode Island Water Resources Board.
The Water Pollution Control Division is responsible for providing wastewater treatment for the residents of Newport. In addition we provide wastewater treatment on a wholesale basis to the Town of Middletown and Naval Station Newport. The Water Pollution Control Division also manages the storm drainage system within the City.