Improvements Ensure A Safer Future

Investing in the planning, design and construction of new water supply infrastructure is the only way to ensure that the City of Newport continues to thrive.

Expense Cost Range
Dam solution implementation (construction of new dam and decommissioning existing dams) $32-39M
New access roads, ecological restoration, other necessary amenities & infrastructure $7-8.5M
Watershed restoration at Big Creek $1-5M
Design and construction contingencies $21-26M
Total Costs $61-75M
Phase Description Duration target Timeframe
1 Design Concepts for New Dam 1 Year 2018
2 Design, Permitting, Bid Period 2 Years 2019 & 2020
3 Construction 3 Years 2021-2023
  Total Project Duration 4-6 Years Present - 2023