Invenergy Eyes Providence Water

Just 200,000 gallons of water a day if you don’t mind. Great work by Steve Ahlquist over at RI Future who brings to light some “backroom negotiations” taking place last summer. It seems that while we were busy gobbling Zoloft and clicking on 538, Invenergy operatives were eyeing our water supply, “Details revealed on Invenergy’s […]

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‘Water Ways’ Exhibit At Children’s Museum

Who doesn’t love playing with, and staring at, water. Of course you have to get the kids out of the way first. The Water Ways exhibit at the Providence Children’s Museum has a new look. Providence Children’s Museum’s popular Water Ways exhibit reopened with a whole new look and torrents of fun-filled, imaginative new water

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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 algae. This algae can be harmful to people and animals

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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 still cranking out the good stuff. (Elevated levels of lead

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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 made up that goes “Swimming in the ocean, drowning in

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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 drinking water can result in serious health risks. According to

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