Block Island officials dismissive of URI study on low water supply

Updated 1 p.m.

A UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND water study is reporting that a lack of freshwater on Block Island may limit tourism, and commercial development due to a lack of capacity by the Block Island Water Co., which supplies the island's water district, noted with red dots on the map./COURTESY BLOCK ISLAND WATER COMPANY
NEW SHOREHAM – A University of Rhode Island study citing a lack of freshwater on Block Island that could impact the tourism season has raised the eyebrows of Block Island officials, who say the town could mitigate such a scenario. “Almost all of the freshwater on Block Island comes from rain, but if the islanders…

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