The former Blackstone Valley District Commission (BVDC) was established by the Rhode Island General Assembly in 1947 to service the Blackstone Valley area. State legislation effectuated the merger of BVDC into NBC on January 1, 1992.
The facilities provide secondary treatment and nitrogen removal for flows of up to 46 MGD and primary treatment for flows up to 116 MGD.
The NBC also owns and operates three pump stations in the Bucklin Point Service Area including the Omega Pump Station (East Providence), Saylesville Pump Station (Lincoln) and Washington Highway Pump Station (Lincoln). The NBC maintains 12 permanent monitoring stations in to measure flow from these tributary communities.
The NBC owns and maintains 30 miles of interceptors and is also responsible for 26 Combined Sewer Overflows in the Bucklin Point Service Area.