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Five Questions With Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter | Planning and design manager, Stantec Inc. 1. What’s your job in the final phase of Narragansett Bay Commission’s Combined Sewer Overflow project?...
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Emily Fields, a biological sciences student at the University of Rhode Island, conducts sampling of macroalgae along Narragansett Bay. Through higher sewer rates, many homes and businesses in northern Rhode Island have been paying for a nearly $1.4 billion tunnel project by the Narragansett Bay Commission to prevent dirty wastewater from overflowing into the bay./PBN FILE PHOTO

Price of cleaner bay? Rising sewer bills

If they already haven’t realized it, households and businesses in Greater Providence are paying much of the cost of keeping Narragansett Bay clean. To comply...

NBC rates grow, yield good outcome

Now on the third and final phase of the nearly $1.4 billion Combined Sewer Overflow project, the Narragansett Bay Commission has continued to increase...
THEN-GOV. Lincoln Chafee toured the second phase tunnel several years ago of the Narragansett Bay Commission's $1 billion-plus Combined Sewer Overflow project. The second phase was completed in 2014. The commission is now in the design stage of the third phase of the tunnel. / COURTESY OF THE NARRAGANSETT BAY COMMISSION

Narragansett Bay Commission gets approval to raise sewer rates

WARWICK – Sewer bills in many places in the Greater Providence area will increase slightly starting Jan. 1 after state regulators approved a package...
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