RIPR News
3:09 pm
Thu January 24, 2002

Return to Pascoag

Providence, RI –
A hundred and forty days of water contamination for thousands of Pascoag residents ended earlier this week. Pollution by the gasoline additive MTBE made tap water in people?s homes unusable for drinking, cooking, washing, or bathing, making daily life quite unbearable. With a clean water supply running from new wells in the nearby village of Harrisville, life has gotten considerably easier. But as WRNI's Av Harris reports, a major environmental problem still looms for the village.