Can water ease Providence’s pension woes?

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED this month in the General Assembly proposes creating a statewide water authority to centralize oversight and operations of the 490 public water-supply systems in Rhode Island. / COURTESY ­PROVIDENCE WATER SUPPLY BOARD
LEGISLATION INTRODUCED this month in the General Assembly proposes creating a statewide water authority to centralize oversight and operations of the 490 public water-supply systems in Rhode Island. / COURTESY ­PROVIDENCE WATER SUPPLY BOARD
Is water part of the answer to the fiscal woes of Providence? Legislation introduced this month in the General Assembly proposes creating a statewide water authority to centralize oversight and operations of the 490 public water-supply systems in Rhode Island. The legislation, introduced by Rep. Scott A. Slater, D-Providence, would establish the so-called “R.I. Cooperative…

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