Neighborhood meeting for residents of the
Summit Avenue neighborhood, to discuss the
Narragansett Bay Commission’s planned construction
in the neighborhood for Phase II of the Commission’s
Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Project, to
commence in 2010.
Monday, March 23, 2009
Rochambeau Branch, Providence Public Library
708 Hope Street, Providence
The first phase of the Narragansett Bay Commission’s
Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) project went
on-line in November 2008, with the purpose of
protecting our urban rivers and Narragansett Bay
from weather-related sewage overflows. The
centerpiece of the project is a 3+ mile long, 250-ft
deep tunnel that begins in the Port of Providence and
terminates west of the Foundry Complex.
Since the tunnel went on-line, over 400 million gallons
of CSO flow has been prevented from overflowing
and has been diverted to the Field’s Point Wastewater
Treatment Facility for treatment.
In Phase II of the CSO project, the NBC will build
two near-surface interceptors to convey additional
flow to the Phase I tunnel and will construct separate
storm sewers in the Summit Avenue neighborhood.
At this meeting, the NBC will present plans for
construction and discuss construction-related impacts
to the neighborhood.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL THE NBC’S PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE AT 461-8848 X377
OR EMAIL NBCPR@NARRABAY.COM