A partial victory, at last, in effort to ban cesspools

A CESSPOOL, a particularly primitive way to handle sewage, is a holding tank for solids with holes for the liquids to flow out. /
A CESSPOOL, a particularly primitive way to handle sewage, is a holding tank for solids with holes for the liquids to flow out. /
After five years of lobbying the General Assembly to phase out cesspools in Rhode Island, environmental advocates have scored a victory: the passage of a law requiring the elimination of all cesspools within 200 feet of the shoreline and water supplies by 2013. Cesspools are buried chambers with perforated walls that take sewage discharges, retain…

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