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BCWA: Water bills to increase March 1

BCWA: Water bills to increase March 1

Bristol County Water Authority customers will see an increase in their water bills starting March 1. BCWA board members approved a 4-percent rate increase during its December meeting, for fiscal year 2015. In a letter to Barrington, Bristol and Warren Town Councils, BCWA Executive Director Pam Marchand said that the rate increase is necessary to


BCWA head gets 3 percent raise

Pam Marchand is getting a raise. The Bristol County Water Authority’s executive director, who has been paid $125,000 per year since being hired in early 2012, was approved for a 3 percent raise by a 6-2 vote of the authority’s Board of Directors Wednesday night. The raise, which runs retroactive to her one-year anniversary date


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


Say what? Interesting wording in Warren

So is the meeting on? Or off? It’s hard to tell which by reading this meeting notice for the Bristol County Water Authority’s board of directors, posted at Warren Town Hall this week. Apparently, directors decided to cancel the previously scheduled meeting, then changed their minds and decided to “uncancel” it.  Makes perfect sense and


BCWA brass: No collusion in maintenance re-bid

Bristol County Water Authority officials say a simple editing error, and not alleged collusion, forced them to re-bid their annual maintenance contract weeks after they had signed a contract with a winning bidder. The yearly contract for underground line maintenance and repair work is usually awarded at the end of January, and that appeared to


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 re-interview for legal counsel

If at first you don’t succeed, try again. The Bristol County Water Authority’s board of directors voted to do just that Wednesday night, when members invited all of the finalists in its search for legal counsel back for new interviews. Those interviews ended prior to Dec. 20, when the board hired Cameron and Mittleman to