[Summit] Fwd: Providence Water Meetings

Ethan Gyles ethangy at gmail.com
Thu Feb 28 10:47:33 CST 2019


Hi neighbors,

The Elorza administration is hosting a series of public meetings on the
idea of selling the water supply to a regional entity. The mayor has stated
that selling to a private company is not currently on the table, but
selling to a quasi-public entity like the Narragansett Bay Commission is.
See below for further detail, but the meeting nearest us is:

*March 4, 2019*, 6:00PM – 7:30PM
Nathan Bishop Middle School, Auditorium
101 Sessions St, Providence, RI 02906

Best,
Ethan

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From: Allen, LaJuan <LAllen at providenceri.gov>
Date: Mon, Feb 25, 2019 at 1:48 PM
Subject: Providence Water Meetings
To:


Good Afternoon Community Leaders,



City representatives and elected officials announced the introduction of
State enabling legislation that will allow the City of Providence to
partner with municipal water supply systems or regional water quality
management district commissions in an effort to ensure long term rate and
quality stability of the city and state’s greatest asset, the Providence
water supply.



Providence Water is the leading water supplier in Rhode Island, serving 60%
of state residents.  There is consensus among leaders that the City of
Providence cannot continue to provide and pay for the water supply that
serves over 600,000 customers. Should proactive steps not be taken to
stabilize the City’s long-term finances, the system would likely be among
the first assets at risk with insolvency. The proposed legislation would
enable the City to continue to put itself on solid financial ground by
protecting this asset and using the expertise of partners to position
Providence Water on a more sustainable path, ensuring reliability and high
quality service.





The City is inviting residents from across Rhode Island to participate in
community conversations hosted by the Mayor’s Office and partners focused
on the legislation and its potential impact statewide. Community meetings
are set to take place on the following dates, times and locations:



   - *March 4, 2019*, 6:00PM – 7:30PM
   Nathan Bishop Middle School, Auditorium
   101 Sessions St, Providence, RI 02906



   - *March 11, 2019*, 6:00PM – 7:30PM
   Dr. Jorge Alvarez High School, Cafeteria
   375 Adelaide Ave, Providence, RI 02907



   - *March 21, 2019*, 6:00PM – 7:30PM
   Nathanael Greene Middle School, Auditorium
   721 Chalkstone Ave, Providence, RI 02908



Community member participation in this meeting is extremely important! We
do hope that you all can attend at least one of the following meetings
listed above. For more information please contact:



Alexandra Batista, Neighborhood Outreach Manager

abatista at providenceri.gov

401-680-5567



Thank you all and I hope to see you there!



Best,

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*LaJuan Allen*
*Community Relations Coordinator*
Office of Community Relations
Providence City Hall
25 Dorrance Street
Providence, RI 02903
Lallen at providenceri.gov
(401) 680-5743 |
Call to Connect | PVD311 <https://www.providenceri.gov/pvd-311/>

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