Results of EPA required Risk & Resiliency Assessment of the North Kingstown Water Department
We are pleased to present the favorable Assessment on the Water Resources in our Town. Please click below for a summary memo as well as the full report and a PowerPoint presentation from the consultant who performed the assessment. My thanks go out to all of the employees of the Water Department for their continued outstanding work in protecting and preserving this valuable resource of North Kingstown.
-Tim Cranston, Director of Water Supply
North Kingstown Water Department
BEGINNING JULY 1 IRRIGATION OF LAWNS AND LANDSCAPING FOR PROPERTIES USING SPRINKLERS IS RESTRICTED TO TWICE PER WEEK.
IRRIGATION DISTRICT 1 (ALL WATER CUSTOMERS LOCATED TO THE EAST OF ROUTE 1/POST ROAD/TOWER HILL ROAD) - MAY WATER ON MONDAY AND THURSDAY ONLY
IRRIGATION DISTRICT 2 (ALL WATER CUSTOMERS LOCATED TO THE WEST OF ROUTE 1/POST ROAD/TOWER HILL ROAD) - MAY WATER ON TUESDAY AND FRIDAY ONLY
NO SPRINKLER OPERATION IS 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 ON ANY DAY.
Click on the following link to view the map of the North Kingstown Irrigation Districts:
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.
The water supply for the Town comes from 11 gravel-packed groundwater wells located in the Hunt-Annaquatucket-Pettaquamscutt Sole Source Aquifer.
View the report on North Kingstown Groundwater Resources Forum (PDF).
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 approximate24,000 people.
In addition to the municipal wells, the Department is responsible for maintenance of a distribution system consisting of:
- 5 storage tanks
- 2 booster stations
- 1,045 fire hydrants
- 177 miles of distribution piping
The Water Department is operated as an Enterprise Fund, meaning 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.
Onsite Wastewater Treatment System Inspections
Locate a qualified 2021 Town Approved OWTS inspector (PDF).