About South Kingstown
South Kingstown is one of the fastest growing communities in Rhode
Island. This community encompasses 57 square miles, and current
population estimates indicate that approximately 28 thousand people
live there year-round. The Town is a mixture of residential, rural,
urban, and coastal areas. South Kingstown relies entirely on groundwater
for drinking water. Some areas of the Town are sewered, but sewers
will not be extended to the coastal pond areas or other outlying
areas due to cost and feasibility constraints.
The South Kingstown Comprehensive Plan recognizes
that septic systems and cesspools are a significant source of
to the Town’s ground and surface waters.
• Population: approximately 28,000
• 6600 onsite treatment systems
• Municipal sewer system serves the Town Center and URI. Public water
serves village centers and a portion of densely settled coastal