Island / Green Hill Pond Watershed Wastewater Demonstration Project
community effort to protect, recycle, and sustain local water
The goal of the Block Island/Green Hill Pond (BIGHP) Project was to establish
comprehensive local wastewater management programs in the three participating
communities, using a watershed approach and selective use of advanced treatment
systems in high risk areas to protect critical groundwater supplies and sensitive
coastal waters. The project was a joint effort by the towns of New Shoreham
(Block Island), South Kingstown, and Charlestown, in partnership with URI Cooperative
Extension Water Quality Program.
The project was a success, and it resulted in a collection of resources that
can assist the development of other wastewater management programs. Some of
those resources include sample wastewater management plans, ordinances, educational
materials, and technical resources for the use of advanced systems.
these resources, please visit our Wastewater
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links below to learn more about the BIGHP!