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Our Infrastructure

The impacts of climate change through sea level rise are often perceived as distant, but our infrastructure being built today will still be within its design life when the island feels the effects of sea level rise and more frequent/intense storms. Low-lying areas are most vulnerable to the impacts of sea level rise. Private properties as well as roads, bridges, and other town infrastructure can be inundated with rising water. Closer at hand is the issue of water quantity and water quality and making sure Jamestown has safe and dependable access to clean water for drinking, swimming, and more.

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Issues (Learn More):

  • Water Supply System
  • Roads & Bridges
  • Wastewater Disposal
  • Stormwater Management

How are we doing? Click Here to track our progress. COMING SOON

Goal:

  1. Provide needed services that keep up with technology and meet sustainability goals.

Actions:

  1. Work with state and regional partners to monitor climate change data and how it may impact public infrastructure and services on the Island.
  2. Investigate ways to sustainability move towards buildout with respect to water supply and use.
  3. Assist RI Resource Recovery Corporation in identifying long-term solutions for waste management in Rhode Island.
  4. Develop an outreach campaign that educates residents about critical water supply issues on the island and the need for multi-user, comprehensive approaches to sustaining the local supply for the future. The campaign should highlight how users of the public water supply and those with private wells are hydrologically connected and the influence of each on the town’s overall available water for both users.