DEM: Inadequately Treated Wastewater Released into Pawtuxet River Tuesday

By: Rob Borkowski on May 1, 2018 in News to You

A power outage at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday at a wastewater treatment facility allowed inadequately treated wastewater into the Pawtuxet River, meaning anyone downstream between West Warwick, Warwick and Narragansett Bay who stuck their hands in the river between then and sunrise Wednesday ought to wash them before eating or drinking, the RI Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced.

Friends of Salter Grove Mark Start of DEM’s Causeway Project

By: Rob Borkowski on August 2, 2016 in News to You

Four months after the Friends of Salter Grove (FoSG) drew the attention of Rep. Joseph McNamara (D-Dist. 19, Warwick) to the area’s causeway, the DEM is surveying in preparation to restore the deteriorating 1960s Army Corps of Engineers artifact, and the adjoining park is enjoying occasional organized cleanups.