Next week (4/21-25), Newport residents may notice colored water coming from storm sewer outfalls and in local drainages. Don’t panic. It won’t hurt you.
The City of Newport Public Works Department will be using dye to investigate possible cross-connections between the City’s sewer and storm water systems. The dye is biodegradable and non-toxic.
However, because public works is testing for cross connections with real sewer lines, discourage your pet or small children from sampling it.
Anyone with questions about this work can contact Public Works at 541-574-3366.