The City of Newport Public Works Department maintains the city’s 1.1 square miles of streets, water, and sewer services for its citizens and visitors.

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Important Information:

If you have a billing question, real estate closing, or notice of sale, you can send an email to accounting@newport-wa.org for assistance or call 509 447-5611.

View the 2022 water quality report (CCR) for Newport here.

Application for Water/Sewer Services

Application forms can be emailed to accounting@newport-wa.org or mailed to Newport City Hall at 200 S. Washington Ave., Newport, WA 99156

Water & Sewer Rates – 2023 (Effective Feb. 06, 2022)  **New rates in effect on bills dated 2/27/2022**

Base water and sewer rates for a home are now $123.25 monthly in Newport.

See full water and sewer rate table and overage rates here.

Connection Fees within Newport
Meter Size Water Sewer
Residential ¾” $3,000 $5,000
Commercial ¾” $3,000 $5,000
Commercial 1″ $4,000 $7,000
Commercial 1 ½” $6,000 $10,000
Commercial 2″ $8,000 $13,000
Commercial 3″ $12,000 $20,000
Commercial 4″ $16,000 $27,000
Commercial 6″ $24,000 $40,000

Newport Fee Schedule

To view all the City of Newport fees effective 02/06/2023, click on the Fee Schedule – Resolution #02062023.

Drop Box

There is a drop box in the main door of City Hall. This box is checked each day and payments are posted upon receipt. If a payment is put in the drop box the night of the 20th, it will be considered on time and no late charges will be assessed.

Shut Off Fees

Turn off fee for water turned off per owner’s request – $20.00
Shut off fee for non-payment of water/sewer bill – $30.00

Door Notices: On May 4, 2015 the City Council adopted a new resolution concerning shut off notices. If a door notice is delivered to your physical address, a $20.00 fee will be assessed. If payment is not received and water is turned off for non-payment, the $30.00 turn off fee will also be assessed.

The City provides several payment options:

  • Customers may pay by cash, check or by Visa/Mastercard, American Express, E-Check, or Discover debit or credit card.
  • Pay online, by mail, in person, or use our drop box.
  • There is no fee to use a debit or credit card to make a payment.
  • Set up Auto Pay, pay by text, set up paperless billing or make a onetime payment online click here and follow the directions.  Please call City Hall at 509 447-6495 if you need assistance with our on-line portal.

    Yearly Payment Discount

    If a customer pays for a year in advance, a 5% discount will be applied to their account. The yearly payment is based on the current monthly water/sewer rates multiplied by 12.

Late Fees

Water/Sewer bills are mailed out the last business day of each month.  The payment is due upon receipt and must be paid by the 20th of the month in which it is received to avoid late charges. The late fees are $5.00 for water and $5.00 for sewer.

Failure of the customer to receive a billing mailed by the City does not qualify for an adjustment of the late fee.

Criteria for Waiving Water/Sewer Late Fees

The City Council has determined that the following reasons will be considered in determining whether or not the customer is able to show good cause for nonpayment of their utility bill:

  • Death in the family
  • Hospitalization of customer or their immediate family
  • Customer is bedridden or otherwise incapacitated to such an extent that they are unable to leave their home to prepare and mail the payment
  • If there is a change in the City billing/payment system, late fee can be waived once during the transition period
  • If a payment is postmarked or it is a check issued by the customer’s bank through an on-line payment that is issued by the due date
  • If the finance department makes an administrative error
  • If an emergency has been declared

The customer needs to provide a letter to the City Clerk (clerk@newport-wa.org) which shows good cause for nonpayment. Once this is completed, the City Clerk will respond in writing, notifying the customer if an adjustment of the late fees will be made.

If the City Clerk does not find good cause for the customer’s nonpayment, the customer will be informed in writing. If the customer does not pay the fee by the date specified on the late notice, the utility service to the customer’s premise will be shut off.

The City Council is the only entity with the authority to waive late fees for any other reason than listed above.

All requests to waive late fees must be in writing.

Non-sufficient funds (NSF) Fee

Per Resolution #01152022, the NSF fee on all returned checks or automatic payments is $35.00.

Leak Policy

Per City Ordinance, a customer may be granted a reduction in their water bill due to a broken pipe or plumbing fitting once within a 24 month period. All repairs must be completed within 10 days of discovery of the broken pipe or other plumbing fitting. Once the repairs are completed, the customer must request a reduction of the bill in writing to the City Clerk and must provide receipts showing that the leak has been repaired. The City staff will verify that the leak has been repaired before any adjustment can be granted.

Please review Ordinance 1057

Backflow Prevention Device Policy

The City of Newport adopted Ordinance No. 847 in March 1994. Please review Newport Municipal Code Chapter 13.10 to find the regulations on this policy.

For residential customers, if there is a sprinkler system on your property, you are required to have a backflow prevention device installed. This device must be tested each year when the water is turned on. All costs are incurred by the customer.  Click here for a list of licensed backflow testers.

The standards are set by Washington State Department of Health. Compliance is required by Washington State Laws and Regulation