Water Supply
 
The 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

SEWAGE

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 charges.

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.

SOLID 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 expand.

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