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Councilors: Proposed BCWA rate hike feels rushed

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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BCWA: pregnant women may want to contact health department about water

Bristol County Water Authority Executive Director Pamela Marchand said pregnant women or those with infants may want to consult the Rhode Island Department of Health with concerns over trihalomethane levels. A pair of Bristol County sample sites in Bristol were reportedly measured to have higher levels of the compound than what is allowed under new

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BCWA facing potential health department violation

The Bristol County Water Authority is expected to issue a press release Thursday regarding a potential violation of Environmental Protection Agency trihalomethane regulations. BCWA Executive Director Pamela Marchand addressed the issue at Wednesday night’s board of directors meeting. She said that while the EPA previously required THM levels under an annual running average of 100

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