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Water board approves 11 percent rate hike

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.


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