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Big River Management Area Wells

Water demand in Rhode Island is increasing, and the Rhode Island Water Resources Board (RIWRB), which is responsible developing and protecting the State’s major water resources, is concerned that this increasing demand may exceed the current capacity. The Water Resources Board has teamed up with the U.S. Geological Survey, a cooperative partner, to a better understanding of the interaction between ground water and surface water in wetlands in order to better assess potential effects of pumping on wetlands. The RIWRB has determined that there are no established methods to address these concerns in Rhode Island. The RIWRB also has determined that such methods may help water suppliers throughout Rhode Island address concerns of potential effects on the hydrology of wetlands.

Big River Management Area to Begin Water Pump Test to Provide Drinking Water Quality and Quantity Information (PDF)