Tag Archives: Bristol County Water Authority

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.


Councilors: Proposed BCWA rate hike feels rushed

The holiday season might not be the best time for holding public hearings and voting on rate hikes. That’s some how some local officials feel anyway, including a few of those on hand for a meeting of the Barrington, Bristol and Warren Town Councils Wednesday night. The majority of the meeting focused on a presentation


BCWA sued by Anawan Club

The Anawan Club has reportedly filed a lawsuit against the Bristol County Water Authority alleging the agency has failed to perform maintenance work and repairs at and around the Anawan Dam as required in an agreement with the club. Anawan Club President David Drowne and Vice-President Jack Hutson addressed the suit at a meeting of

Barrington Town Hall, Barrington, Rhode Island

Barrington, Warren and Bristol Town Councils meet with BCWA tonight

The Barrington, Warren and Bristol Town Councils will meet tonight at 7 p.m. The evening will kick off with a presentation from Bristol County Water Authority officials that is scheduled to include information on the agency’s strategic plan, finance plan and a potential rate hike for next year. The agenda also includes a discussion on


THM levels drop in third quarter testing

  The Bristol County Water Authority recently received third quarter trihalomethane testing results with levels that fall well below federal regulations. Trihalomethane is a chemical compound that is formed when natural organics found in surface water interact with chlorine. The compound contains chloroform, which can be harmful over over a prolonged period of time. All


BCWA: THM samples ‘not a violation, an emergency or an immediate risk’

The Bristol County Water Authority issued a press release Thursday afternoon on recent trihalomethane readings, which reads as follows: The Bristol County Water Authority, as an advanced precautionary measure, is notifying our customers that two of our eight sample sites for the last two quarters exceeded 80 parts per billion (ppb) for trihalomethanes.  Due to