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Water Restrictions Implemented as BCWA Shuts Down Water Main for Repair; Fully-Safe Backup Supply Activated

Letter from BCWA Executive Director Pamela Marchand, PE:

Dear BCWA Customer -

We thank you for your patience as we continue to address a leak which was recently discovered in BCWA's East Bay pipeline. To repair the leak, we will need to temporarily shut down the pipeline. During this time, we will activate an interconnection established with the City of East Providence's water utility to provide an alternative supply of water.

All Warren, Bristol, and Barrington customers will continue to have access to safe, high-quality water.

However, while the pipeline is shutdown, water use restrictions will be implemented. Water supply and pressure, particularly for fire protection, remain stable.

Water use restrictions All BCWA customers are required to refrain from unnecessary use of water, including no outdoor use and to conserve indoor use. Restrictions will begin on May 1st and could last 1-2 months, or longer, while the pipeline is repaired.

Why restrictions

BCWA's alternative water supply with the City of East Providence can supply up to 3.5 million gallons per day to the utility. This is equivalent to BCWA’s average daily flow (although daily flow can be higher at times, particularly as the warmer months arrive). Water restrictions will help to ensure adequate water supply to all customers and to maintain our fire protection system.

Learn more

We will continue to provide updates and answers to FAQs (attached) via the BCWA website ( Our Emergency Hotline (401) 245-5071 (after 4 pm) and the Customer Service line (401) 245-2022 are also prepared to answer questions.

Sincerely, Pamela M. Marchand, P.E.

Executive Director, BCWA


10/01/2018 (updated 04/30/2019)

Nayatt Road Paving Project Under Way

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is resurfacing Nayatt Road from Washington Road to Rumstick Road in Barrington. In addition to the new pavement, improvements will also include:

  • New curb and concrete sidewalks extending to Broadview,

  • Decreasing the roadway pitch along Rhode Island Country Club,

  • Installation of ADA compliant wheelchair ramps, and

  • New drainage structures

Work began the first week of October and resumed in late April 2019. Work will be conducted during the daytime Monday through Friday with occasional Saturday work. Lane closures and road detours as necessary to complete the project should be anticipated. Police details and flaggers will be onsite to assist motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians. All schedules are weather dependent and subject to change.

The project is scheduled to be completed in summer 2019.

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On-Line Permitting Available

cmputerE-permitting in Barrington is available through the Rhode Island's state web-based system. Applicants can apply for a range of permits such as building, demolition, electrical, mechanical and plumbing as well as applying for and renewing Chicken/Hen registrations by visiting the following website:

Paper applications for the above permits will no longer be accepted. Please contact Mary Ann Rosenlof at 401-247-1900, ext. 326 or for additional information. 

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