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East Providence edges closer to water billing cycle change

East Providence edges closer to water billing cycle change

EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence edged closer to a monthly billing cycle for water and sewer charges after the City Council approved a bid to make the change at its meeting Tuesday night, April 7. The Council voted by a 5-0 count to purchase the Harris InHance System at a cost of $243,586. The purchase

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Council approves firms for East Providence water improvements

EAST PROVIDENCE — Moving past the often tense talks about rates, the City Council at its meeting Tuesday night, Dec. 16, approved the credentials of several firms seeking to participate in the planned $19 million in improvements to East Providence’s water system. Presented by Steve Coutu, Director of Public Works, to City Purchasing Agent Gerald

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Council sets special session on East Providence rate increases

EAST PROVIDENCE — With several residents of the city concerned about the rise in water/sewer rates, it makes sense to look back on how East Providence reached this point. The current rates, which were determined in a 2011 study conducted by Malcolm Pirnie/ARCADIS environmental consultants, were first approved by the former state-appointed Budget Commission back

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East Providence Public Works issues release on drinking water

EAST PROVIDENCE — In accordance with mandates set forth by the State Department of Health, the East Providence Public Works Department has issued the following announcement on the current status of the city’s drinking water. Residents should be aware this is not an emergency situation, rather a periodic update. Residents can continue to drink and

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East Providence seeks out delinquent water-sewer users

EAST PROVIDENCE — Property owners be on alert, if you’re in arrears on your water bill the City of East Providence is aggressively seeking the money you owe. Starting last week, the city’s Treasury Division, under the auspices of Finance Director Malcolm Moore, began sending out approximately 900 notices to those residential and business property


BCWA: Water main was repaired in three hours

A broken water main left a number of Bristol County Water Authority customers in Barrington without any water on Thursday evening. But according to a BCWA representative, the broken pipe was repaired in short time — about three hours — that evening. The water main broke at about 5 p.m.; the main reportedly provided water

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East Providence City Council gives first approval to potential water/sewer abatement changes

EAST PROVIDENCE — Residents who potentially have abatement claims caused by faulty pipes will likely now have a formal means of getting them heard if a resolution to update an existing ordinance receives final approval. At its meeting Tuesday night, Sept. 3, the East Providence City Council gave an initial nod to the proposed amendments