Newport Water Division customers in the system’s Low Pressure Zone are being advised as a precaution not to drink the water due to a water main break at Gould and Warner Streets earlier today.
The water main break, which took place at approximately 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 10th,
caused low pressure throughout the low pressure system. Customers are being advised to visit the following link to determine if they’re in the Advisory Area: https://arcg.is/1qTam10
As a precaution, customers throughout the City of Newport and the Easton’s Point section of Middletown are being advised to BOIL YOUR WATER BEFORE USING OR SEEK ALTERNATIVE WATER SUPPLIES.
Newport Water Division has increased disinfection, is repairing the water main break and will be taking water samples. Customers will receive notice when this requirement is lifted.
We anticipate resolving the main break within 24 hours. This ADVISORY cannot be lifted until the repair has been made and water quality sampling completed. It is anticipated that the sampling will be analyzed within 48 hours.