Report Shows Improvement in Narragansett Bay Water Quality

Photo courtesy/NOAA
Photo courtesy/NOAA

Providence Journal: Upper Narragansett Bay is cleaner than it has been in years, but the quality of the waters in heavily-developed Providence, East Providence and neighboring communities still has a long way to go, according to the latest installment of an annual report on the Bay.

The 2015 edition of “Watershed Counts” focuses on urban waters in the Bay, finding that significant gains have been made over the past decade as coastal wastewater-treatment plants have come into compliance with tightened regulations and with the construction of a massive tunnel under Providence to store stormwater for treatment.

 

Read more about the water quality report for Narragansett Bay.