New Water System Treatment 

The town of Newport has a new water treatment system.The 3-million dollar project is the first of its kind in New England.The Magnetic Ion Exchange removes naturally occuring organics in the surface water supply.Chairman of the Newport Water District, Alan Campbell says, it gives them the best quality of water possible in the state.He says there are other benefits too.” As part of this whole project we’ve been able to increase our capacity. We actually have less water we’re pumping because we don’t waste so much on this system. We are able to be open for expansion. We have plenty of room for economic development should we want.”The town has about 600 customers that they ship the water out to.