KINGSTON WATER DISTRICT
P.O. BOX 216 * WEST KINGSTON, RI 02892
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Tel (401) 783 -5494 * Fax (401) 789-7004
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The Kingston Water District has evolved from previously established organizations. Some of the milestones in the evolution of the Kingston Water District
  • 1923 - The Kingston Fire District and the Bernon LeMoine Water Company are incorporated.
  • 1955 - The Kingston Fire District purchases the Bernon LeMoine Water Company, and the water company becomes a department of the Fire District.
  • 1964 - The Water Department abandons its pumping facility off Biscuit City Road and develops its first well in the Chipuxet Aquifer. The Water Department replaces an old wooden water tower with an elevated steel water storage system.
  • 1976 - The Water Department hires its first full time employee and embarks on major infrastructure consolidation and improvements.
  • 1983 - The Water Department develops a second well in the Chipuxet Aquifer.
  • 1989 - the Kingston Fire District determines that the water system has outgrown both the Fire Districtís boundaries and its charter.
  • 1990 - The Rhode Island legislature authorizes the creation of the Kingston Water District, expanding the service area and providing the Water District with corporate powers; all subject to the approval of the voters of the District.
  • 1991 - The Kingston Fire District transfers the assets of the Water Department to the Kingston Water District
  • 1992 - The Kingston Water District places in service a second steel water tower.
  • 1993 - The Kingston Water District, with the approval of the Rhode Island legislature, expands the service area to West Kingston.
  • 1994 - The Kingston Water District begins a search for a new wellsite.
  • 1997 - The Kingston Water District begins supplying water to consumers in West Kingston.



 
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