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Sosnowski speaks to rates and new laws in ‘water rich’ state

January 16, 2011

RI State Senator Susan Sosnowski

NARRAGANSETT–On Dec. 29 the Narragansett Times reported on the town's current water status and the recent legislation that places regulations on water use in order to conserve the state's water supplies ("Lower water rates bring new efforts for conservation"). Currently, the town's citizens have the second lowest water rates in the state. Senator Susan Sosnowski was asked about these rates, the developments in the state government regarding water, and the impact of the legislation on the state in the future.

"Rhode Island may be considered a 'water rich' state but that should not discourage more efficient management and use of the water supplies operating now,” said during a recent interview. “It has been a very long time since a major water supply system was permitted and will likely be a long time still before another supply is brought online. The only way to ensure adequate supplies today for economic development and other purposes without major infrastructure investments is to efficiently use the water that is reliably available."

For more information pick up a copy of The Narragansett Times.

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