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Letter: Portsmouth shouldn’t throw in towel with DEM

Letter: Portsmouth shouldn’t throw in towel with DEM

To the editor: In November of 2010 the R.I. Department of Environmental Management (DEM) issued a notice of violation (NOV) charging Portsmouth with polluting the Sakonnet River via town storm water drain pipes. DEM alleges that area septic systems are substandard or failed and are the source of pollution, so the town must install a

Portsmouth led down garden path on wastewater

To the editor: The Portsmouth Town Council is to be commended for its attempt to ameliorate the effects of the Cesspool Phase Out Act on the residents of Portsmouth, particularly our Island Park and Portsmouth Park communities. Just as with proposed effort to put in sewers, so the effort to force up grading of onsite

The R.I. Department of Environmental Management has recommended sewers for Portsmouth Park (pictured) and Island Park, but Town Planner Gary Crosby says they're not necessary.

Portsmouth to vote on wastewater plan April 24

PORTSMOUTH — The Town Council expects to approve Portsmouth’s comprehensive wastewater management plan on April 24. Drafted by Town Planner Gary Crosby, the 40-plus-page document was written in response to the R.I. Department of Environmental Management’s (DEM) notice of violation issued to the town several years ago, which included a directive that Portsmouth install a sewer

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