CSO Phase III
CSO Phase III Stakeholders Process
In 1997, the Narragansett Bay Commission convened a stakeholders group to advise on the construction alternatives for the NBC’s three-phase Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Abatement Project. This effort was recognized by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies with a National Environmental Achievement Award and, more importantly, was an important factor in the development of the NBC's ultimate CSO plan. In 2001, Phase I of the project began, and since its completion in 2008, water quality has dramatically improved in upper Narragansett Bay and the Providence River. Phase II of the project is scheduled for completion in early 2015, and as we look forward to Phase III, the NBC has elected to undertake a re-evaluation of technologies and methods for CSO control.
The stakeholders process for CSO Phase III Re-evaluation will consist of a total of six meetings: one (1) three-hour meeting per month from March through October 2014. These meetings will address the regulatory, environmental, and economic issues involved with Phase III design and construction. All meetings will take place at the Narragansett Bay Commission Corporate Office Building, One Service Road, Providence.
March 12, 2014, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
April 10, 2014, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
May 22 at 9:00 AM
June 19 at 9:00 AM
September 4 at 9:00 AM
October 23 at 9:00 AM
December 4 at 9:00 AM (NOTE: Date change from 11/13)
April 27, 2015: Board of Commissioners Workshop
June 30, 2015: FINAL REPORT TO RIDEM
March 6, 2017: ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT