Jamestown, RI, Panel Examines Water Threats

Jamestown Press: The Jamestown Town Council acting as the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners addressed potential threats this week to the island’s water resources: Cesspools located near the shoreline and residents who walk their dogs or drive their all-terrain vehicles along the reservoir dam.

The Council also agreed during its meeting on March 21 to proceed with a plan to implement state rules regarding the installation of “cross-connection control valves,” which may or may not affect the owners of older homes.

The councilors learned about the North Road reservoir issue from Town Engineer Mike Gray. A memo from Gray says that, during the last several months, he has heard about “ATVs driving along the top and the face of the dam, destroying the vegetation that stabilizes the earthen embankment.”

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