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Barrington, Warren and Bristol Town Councils meet with BCWA tonight

By   /  December 19, 2012  /  News  /  No Comments

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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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BCWA public hearing moved to Mount Hope High School

By   /  December 18, 2012  /  News  /  No Comments

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The Bristol County Water Authority has re-located a public hearing scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 20 from Warren Town Hall to the Mount Hope High School cafeteria. While Warren Town Hall was identified as the meeting’s location at a board of directors meeting last Wednesday night, an apparent scheduling mix-up resulted in the venue being moved […]

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THM levels drop in third quarter testing

By   /  December 12, 2012  /  News  /  No Comments

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  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’

By   /  November 29, 2012  /  News  /  No Comments

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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: Capital plan has measures for addressing THM

By   /  November 29, 2012  /  News  /  2 Comments

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The Bristol County Water Authority has already started work toward reducing trihalomethane levels in local water through several initiatives spelled out in a recently adopted capital plan. BCWA Executive Director Pamela Marchand said a number of the plan’s elements could be up and running by the end of next fiscal year provided a rate increase […]

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BCWA: Elevated test results came from Bristol

By   /  November 29, 2012  /  News  /  No Comments

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A pair of sample sites in Bristol reportedly showed levels of trihalomethane that could exceed federal regulations based on tests performed between April and August. Bristol County Water Authority Executive Director Pamela Marchand said the two sites at the southern end of the system tested at roughly 90 and 100 parts per billion. Ms. Marchand […]

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

By   /  November 29, 2012  /  News  /  No Comments

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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

By   /  November 29, 2012  /  News  /  2 Comments

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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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BCWA Executive Director blames politics on separation from Providence Water Supply Board

By   /  November 15, 2012  /  News  /  No Comments

BCWA Executive Director Pamela Marchand, shown here at Wednesday's Board of Directors meeting, said she favored one alternative rate structure because of its simplicity.

Bristol County Water Authority Executive Director Pamela Marchand characterized her split with the Providence Water Supply Board as a “political decision” Wednesday night ahead of a media report released Thursday detailing a $256,000 buyout package she received from the PWSB. This week’s Hummel Report, entitled “Buyout,” states Ms. Marchand was terminated without cause in Dec. […]

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Warren council prez Stanley won’t back down on BCWA ‘witch hunt’ statement

By   /  October 19, 2012  /  News  /  8 Comments

Warren Town Council president Chris Stanley, standing, address Ray Palmieri at Thursday night's town council forum.

Bad blood still lingers between Warren’s town council president and a group of residents who questioned the governing of the Bristol County Water Authority earlier this year and last. At an otherwise benign and measured forum for Warren Town Council candidates Thursday night at town hall, council president Chris Stanley responded to BCWA critics when […]

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