$700-million Sewer Upgrade Under Way in Providence

Angelo, William J.
January 2005
ENR: Engineering News-Record;1/31/2005, Vol. 254 Issue 4, p16
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The article reports that in compliance with an environmental consent decree to stem stormwater and sewage from running into Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island officials are moving through the first of a three-phase, $700-million-plus combined sewer overflow program in and around Providence, Rhode Island. Initial work involves construction of a $165-million, 16,000-ft-long main spine storage and transport tunnel, seven 250-ft-long drop shafts and 2,000 ft of interceptor lines. Narragansett Bay has more than 400 miles of shoreline in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.


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