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BCWA brass: No collusion in maintenance re-bid

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


Water board approves 11 percent rate hike

Bristol County Water Authority customers will pay an average 11 percent more for their water this coming year. The authority’s board of directors voted 7-2 Wednesday night to institute the rate hike, though board members held off on raising rates further down the road — for now. Struggling with a deteriorating infrastructure, unreliable treatment plant

Not enough time

They may have followed the letter of the law. The spirit? That’s another story. The Bristol County Water Authority held a public hearing Thursday night to talk about what could amount to an effective 31 percent rate hike over the next five years. Almost nobody showed, though the meeting was publicized in these newspapers beforehand.