Newport residents located in the village obtain their drinking water
from a public water supply. The source of the water supply is
surface water which is drawn from Nokomis Pond and pumped into Town.
The Newport Water District recently installed a slow-sand filter
system that is required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
and the State Department of Human Services (DHS). |
All of the
other residents in Newport receive their water supply from
groundwater wells. The groundwater supply appears to be plentiful,
safe, and more than adequate to meet the amount of growth that is
taking place in the rural areas of Town.
NEWPORT WATER DISTRICT (Quasi Municipal
Corporation) telephone# 207-368-4314 fax#207-368-2169
The Newport Water District is a state charted
corporation independent of the municipality, governed by an elected
Board of Directors and operated by a state licensed Superintendent.
Revenues are derived from user fees and charges. The district
operates a 5 year old state-of-the -art Sand Filter Treatment plant
presently operating at 50% of capacity to service present commercial
and residential users
The Newport Sanitary District provides sewage disposal to
residents within the village The sewage treatment plant is well
under the maximum capacity since the H.P. Hood, Inc. plant closed in
1990. The Sanitary District does not currently have any plans for
expansion. Private on-lot septic systems serve the rest of the Town.
The primary types of individua sewerage systems are septic tanks
and/or holding tanks.
NEWPORT SANITARY DISTRICT (A
Quasi-municipal corporation) telephone# 207-368-5129
The Newport Sanitary District is
licensed by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection and is
a corporation independent of the municipality, governed by an
elected Board of Directors and operated by a state licensed
Superintendent. Revenues are derived from user fees and
The District operates a 20 year old treatment plant
that is presently operating at 50% of capacity. A unique feature of
the plant is the design capability to process large amounts of food
or agricultural processing waste.
WASTE telephone# 207-368-5077
Solid waste in Newport is currently collected
roadside by private independent commercial contractors or taken
directly to the transfer station. The waste is then transported to a
licensed waste disposal facility.
Newport has a successful
recycling program. According to the Maine Waste Management Agency,
in 2006 Newport recycled 44% of their solid waste and in 2007 46.7% was recycled.
The State of Maine would like to see 50% of solid waste recycled. The
recycling program will continue to