We are excited to announce the release of our Status of Island Waters report! With support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Island Waters intends to promote a healthy water system for the 70,000 residents on Aquidneck Island. 

During periods of heavy rain, excess stormwater carries toxic pollutants through Aquidneck Island’s drinking water and overflows into recreational coastal waters. The project will collect and treat stormwater runoff, reducing harmful pollutants that enter the water system.

According to John Shea, AIPC Executive Director, the goal of the Island Waters project is “to work with the communities and residents of Aquidneck Island to protect and improve the quality of our water system.”

AIPC’s Island Waters partners include Aquidneck Land Trust, Clean Ocean Access, Eastern RI Conservation District, City of Newport, Towns of Middletown and Portsmouth, RI Departments of Transportation and Environmental Management, and U.S. EPA. 

You can download the full report here.

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