Water

BREAKING NEWS

 THE NORTH KINGSTOWN LAWN AND LANDSCAPE IRRIGATION REGULATIONS

Lawn watering restricted to twice per week during July and August North Kingstown has at times experienced a water supply shortfall under maximum summer day water demand conditions. In other words, we do not have adequate pumping capacity to consistently meet the highest water demands we have experienced. We have at times exceeded pumping capacity. Our ability to provide municipal water and fire service is dependent on promulgating effective policies to reduce peak demand and other wasteful uses of our potable water supply. In the interest of protecting public health and safety and after considerable public discussion, the North Kingstown Town Council adopted an amendment to the North Kingstown Utilities Ordinance that restricts the irrigation of lawns and landscaping for properties using irrigation (sprinkler) systems to two (2) days per week. Duration of restrictions for lawn and landscape irrigation Irrigation of lawns and landscaping for properties using sprinkler systems is restricted to twice per week from July 1 through September 1 on an annual basis or until such time as this section is repealed rescinded or superseded. Schedule of irrigation of lawns and landscaping Irrigation of lawns and landscaping is restricted from July 1 through September 1 in accordance with the following: IRRIGATION DISTRICT 1- (SPRINKLER USE ALLOWED ON MONDAY AND THURSDAY ONLY) All North Kingstown Water customers located to the east of Route 1/Post Road/Tower Hill Road. IRRIGATION DISTRICT 2 - (SPRINKLER USE ALLOWED ON TUESDAY AND FRIDAY ONLY) All North Kingstown Water customers located to the west of Route 1/Post Road/Tower Hill Road. No sprinkler operation will be permitted in any district between the hours of 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM or on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday; however, hand watering of flowers and/or vegetable gardens is permitted at anytime.

Click on the link below to see a copy of the North Kingstown Irrigation Districts Map.

 

 

 

 

NORTH KINGSTOWN DEPARTMENT OF WATER SUPPLY

WE HAVE MOVED!!!

THE WATER DEPARTMENT OFFICE IS NOW LOCATED AT 37 OAK HILL ROAD, NORTH KINGSTOWN (just before the Sweet Lane intersection)

ENTER THROUGH THE PARKING AREA IN FRONT OF THE OLD HIGHWAY GARAGE.

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Mission Statement:

It is the duty of the Department of Water Supply to provide water of adequate quality and quantity to our customers and to ensure that the Town water supply meets water quality standards as defined by the Safe Drinking Water Act.

Water Supply, Distribution and Storage

The North Kingstown Department of Water Supply is a municipally owned and operated water utility providing both domestic water and fire protection to a population of approximately 24,000 people. Currently there are approximately 9,417 active (metered) accounts with an average demand of 2.5 million gallons per day (MGD).  Summer peak demand has at times reached 8 MGD.  The water supply for the Town comes from 11 gravel packed groundwater wells located in the Hunt, Annaquatucket, Pettaquamscutt Sole Source Aquifer.  In addition to the municipal wells, the Department is responsible for maintenance of a distribution system consisting of five storage tanks, two booster stations, 1045 fire hydrants and 177 miles of distribution piping. 

The Water Department is operated as an Enterprise Fund, meaining that all funding comes from user fees - no tax dollars support the Water Department. The department employs 13 full time and one part-time employee. All Water Department staff (with the exception of two (2) clerical positions) must maintain Rhode Island Drinking Water Operator LIcenses in both Distribution and Treatment.