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Water Authority denies union’s accusations

Water Authority denies union’s accusations

The union representing Bristol County Water Authority workers has accused the authority of improperly installing water pipes as part of its “war” against the water company, charges the authority denies. The UWUA AFL-CIO recently declared “war” on the water company, after the authority changed its time clock procedures when employees are called into emergency service.


Jannitto re-appointed to BCWA board

John Jannitto is back on the Bristol County Water Authority Board of Directors. Mr. Jannitto, one of Warren’s three representatives on the board, was reappointed unanimously to a three-tar term Tuesday night by the Warren Town Council. The last time Mr. Jannitto was reappointed, the town council split 3-2 on the vote.


BCWA: Water main was repaired in three hours

A broken water main left a number of Bristol County Water Authority customers in Barrington without any water on Thursday evening. But according to a BCWA representative, the broken pipe was repaired in short time — about three hours — that evening. The water main broke at about 5 p.m.; the main reportedly provided water


Pay raises for BCWA management

Seven members of the Bristol County Water Authority’s eight-member management team recently received pay raises ranging from 2 to 13.7 percent. The raises, which will cost the BCWA a total of $35,000 this coming fiscal year, were approved by the board of directors in April. The hikes are unrelated to pay adjustments given to the


BCWA hires new legal firm

The Bristol County Water Authority has new legal representation. The board of directors voted 6-1 with one abstentionWednesday night to hire the firm of Keough and Sweeney. Director Ray Palmieri, of Warren, nominated the firm. He cited the group’s experience including representation of other Rhode Island utilities. Mr. Palmieri also pointed to the fact that


BCWA will vote on legal counsel again

The Bristol County Water Authority board of directors needs another vote to hire a lawyer. BCWA Executive Director Pamela Marchand said the board’s recent vote to retain Cameron and Mittleman failed to meet a requirement of the authority’s enabling legislation. While BCWA by-laws state the board can take action with a majority vote when a


BCWA’s ‘O and M’ budget totals $7.93 million

The Bristol County Water Authority board of directors approved next year’s operational and maintenance budget following a brief discussion Wednesday night, Jan. 16. The $7,933,131 operational and maintenance budget is roughly two-thirds of the authority’s total $12 million budget for the fiscal year beginning March 1. The second largest chunk of the authority’s overall budget


BCWA awaiting legal advice on potential third vote

Bristol County Water Authority Executive Director Pamela Marchand is seeking the advice of outside legal counsel regarding the number of votes needed to take action on specific issues, including the appointment of legal counsel. A press release issued Friday states Ms. Marchand is looking for advice on the interpretation of language in BCWA enabling legislation