RI Infrastructure Bank gives $1m loan to study Providence water quality

This is an image of the Woonasquatucket River. (WLNE)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank said Thursday that it had closed on a $1,000,000 loan to study water quality issues in Providence.

The Clean Water State Revolving Fund Loan will allow the city to study issues impacting the Mashpaug Pond, Roger Williams Park Ponds, Woonasquatucket River, and West River.

The results of the studies will provide a series of Best Management Practices to improve stormwater management and water quality, the bank said.

“Providence residents deserve access to clean waterways,” Mayor Brett Smiley said. “Thanks to this loan from the infrastructure bank, we’ll be better able to identify stormwater issues that are impacting our ponds and rivers, and implement best management practices to improve water quality.”

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