PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) - Officials will announce Monday that Pawtucket is set to receive an $83,000 federal grant to improve water quality in the Greater Narragansett Bay watershed.
The Providence Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1VZ7pLR ) the funding comes from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and will be awarded by their two-year-old Southeast New England Program for Coastal Watershed Restoration.
Pawtucket will use the money to develop a stormwater master plan by using property ownership data and computerized mapping.
Adam Silvia, Pawtucket’s chief of project development, will oversee the master plan. Silvia says the city has never fully assessed its system of 45 stormwater outfalls that shuffle runoff from streets and rivers into the Narragansett Bay.
Pawtucket is one of 11 projects spanning Rhode Island and Massachusetts to receive a total of $815,000 in grant money.
Information from: The Providence Journal, https://www.providencejournal.com
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