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R.I. gets $269M federal loan to help clean up Narragansett Bay

EAST PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island authorities have received a $268.7 million federal loan to help pay for construction of a 2.2-mile sewage containment tunnel...
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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?...
PROVIDENCE'S GENERAL Obligation bonds rating was upgraded to a BBB+ from a BBB and assigned a stable outlook by S&P Global Ratings. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ CHRIS BERGENHEIM

S&P upgrades Providence general obligation rating

PROVIDENCE – S&P Global Ratings has upgraded the city’s general obligation debt rating to a BBB+ from a BBB, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza announced...
SEEING SIGHTS: Children enjoy the RiverClassroom on the Blackstone River, a program supported by the Narragansett Bay Commission.
 / COURTESY NARRAGANSETT BAY COMMISSION

Narragansett Bay Commission

Best Places to Work 2019 | LARGE COMPANIES (150-499 employees): 11. Narragansett Bay CommissionWhat three words best describe your staff? Environmentalists, dedicated and creative.How...

R.I.’s unknown, essential lender

Residents of the Four Seasons Mobile Home Cooperative in Tiverton long have gotten water from a well at the site connected to old plastic...

R.I. Infrastructure Bank finances new round of wastewater projects

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank is providing $47.3 million in financing for wastewater, sewer and stormwater projects for the Narragansett Bay Commission and...

Commission, DEM agree on construction schedule for sewer-overflow tunnel

PROVIDENCE – The Narragansett Bay Commission has reached an agreement with the R.I. Department of Environmental Management to start construction of a tunnel under...
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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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