Public Informational Meeting December 15

The Newport Department of Utilities, Water Pollution Control Division and the engineering consultant, CH2M Hill have been working on the Drainage Investigation and Flood Analysis Project for the two study areas: Wellington Avenue near the Marchant Street area and the Bridge Street and Marsh Street area. The City recognizes that participation from the residents and stakeholders of the study areas is necessary and very valuable for the success of the project. Therefore, opportunities for input from residents and stakeholders are an important element of the scope of services for the project.

The focus of the third public meeting will be to present and receive feedback on information on potential drainage system improvements that have been developed for the Bridge Street and Wellington Avenue study areas. The agenda for the meeting will include a brief overview of progress to-date, an overview of the alternatives evaluation process, evaluation of the costs and benefits of short and long-term improvements for current and future climate conditions, and implementation strategies. These strategies include adaptation measures, schedules and typical priorities for communities taking action to address the effects of global climate change.

Date:               Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Location:        Pell Elementary School Cafetorium, 35 Dexter Street

Time:              6:30 pm

The Pell Elementary School and Cafetorium are ADA accessible. If special accommodations are required in order to participate in this meeting, please contact Jennifer Richardson, Department of Utilities, at 401-845-5600 at least 1 week in advance of the meeting.



  • Mike Cullen

    Dear Engage,

    How do we “SUBSCRIBE” to any/all city postings related to this particular project so that I don’t have to constantly search the city web pages and Facebook pages for notices on meetings like this one? Thank you very much.

    Mike Cullen

    • EngageNewport

      Dear Mr. Cullen,

      There was a bug in the subscription system — the feature has been restored and you can now subscribe via email from the Drainage Investigation and Flood Analysis Page.