Seekonk River

Sewage Flowing Into Blackstone River

State environmental regulators issued an advisory yesterday concerning the ongoing discharges of partially treated sewage from the Woonsocket treatment plant. An initial advisory was issued last Sunday, June 5, by the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and I sort of thought the problem would have been fixed by now. As a precaution, DEM advises that …

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Big Plans For York Pond / Seekonk River

Over the years, the natural East Side watershed that feeds the Seekonk River has been badly compromised. The streams and little ponds that once filtered rain runoff have been paved over and diverted into culverts and storm sewers. During periods of heavy rain, unfiltered storm-water sluices down the hillside into York Pond (seen here) and …

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