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Pond Scum a.k.a. Swan Boats’ Revenge

Sure, it looks delicious, but stay away. The Department of Parks and Recreation has issued this advisory. The Rhode Island Department of Health has issued a health advisory for Roger Williams Park Ponds based on evidence of a bloom of cyanobacteria, better known as blue-green

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Latest Providence Water Quality Report

The second best way to quench your thirst in Providence? Tap water. The 2011 Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) from the Providence Water Supply Board (PWSB) has been arriving in mailboxes around town. Thousands of water samples are tested every year and the Scituate Reservoir is

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Swimming/Drowning/Dancing

Part of the excitement of swimming in the ocean is the terror of the unknown underneath the surface of our churning, murky Atlantic. When my sisters and I were kids paddling in the waves, we would always end up singing a cheery, musical ditty we

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Get the Lead Out!

The Providence Water Supply Board (PWSB) has embarked on Phase III of the Lead Service Replacement (LSR) project. The purpose: to replace lead public side service lines (those lines that connect the home’s plumbing to the main water line) with copper.  Consumption of lead in