St. Mary’s Pond in Portsmouth is indefinitely closed beginning June 13, 2016, to the general public to allow crews to perform required maintenance on the St Mary’s dam and surrounding area.

The City of Newport, Department of Utilities, Water Division owns, operates, and maintains the St. Mary’s Pond which is a public drinking water supply.

“This closure is for the safety of the public as well as the repair crews. The work and accompanying closure are vital to prolong the integrity of the water supply reservoir into the future,” a release from the City of Newport stated.

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