Press Releases/What’s New


Portsmouth Water Division Releases 2017 Annual Drinking Water Quality Reports

June 5, 2018

Each year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires community water systems to deliver a Consumer Confidence Report – also known as an Annual Drinking Water Quality Report – to their customers. These reports, which are mailed out to water customers by July 1st, provide information about their drinking water quality from the previous year of sampling including a summary of detected contaminants, compliance, and educational information.


Last day to update party affiliation is Tuesday, June 5

June 5, 2018

The last day to update party affiliation before the September 11, 2018 State Primary Election is Tuesday, June 5, 2018. The Board of Registrars will be in session from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Room 211 at City Hall on Tuesday, June 5th to allow for these changes after hours.


Andrew Jarvis Drive and Lafayette Road Intersection Improvement Project to be discussed Tuesday, June 5

June 5, 2018

Public Works staff will be holding a preconstruction meeting next Tuesday, June 5, at 6:30 p.m. at the Public Works Facility on 680 Peverly Hill Road. The meeting will provide the public with the latest information on the improvement project for the intersection of Andrew Jarvis Drive and Lafayette Road. The project includes widening the intersection to provide a right-turn lane on Lafayette Road and two exiting lanes on Andrew Jarvis Drive. A fully actuated traffic signal will also be installed at the intersection.



May 29, 2018

The Portsmouth Police Department was called by staff at Gilley’s PM Lunch cart located at 175 Fleet Street in the early morning hours of May 29th at approximately 12:38 AM, for a reported fight occurring between two groups of males inside the restaurant.  Staff reportedly asked both parties to leave and the confrontation continued outside and into Fleet Street.  Upon our arrival one of the subjects involved was found with a stab wound and needed immediate medical attention.  Officer Jordan Wells applied emergency first aid until the fire department arrived on scene to tran