Local Environmental Leaders Call For Better Water Management

Feb 11, 2014

Environmental agency directors and city managers focused on the urgent need to invest in wastewater infrastructure, stormwater management, and flood prevention at a meeting last night.

The nonprofit Save The Bay hosted its annual legislative briefing.  Executive director Jonathan Stone said many groups are working together to ensure the general assembly approves Gov. Lincoln Chafee's 75-million-dollar clean water bond.

"There really is a shortage of capital to make important infrastructure improvements in wastewater and drinking water to protect Narragansett bay and protect drinking water supplies," said Stone.

Stone says the meeting helps build momentum around the clean water bond and the cesspool phaseout bill. ​The meeting was well attended by members of the General Assembly, including Senate environmental chair Susan Sosnowski and House environmental chair Art Handy.

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