State Government Press Releases

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09/17/2018
As part of work to ensure patient safety, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is now accepting applications for analytical laboratories in Rhode Island that want to be licensed to sample and test medical marijuana. Application instructions and the application form are available at www....
09/10/2018
All of the boil water advisories that had been in place since August 31st for customers of five water systems in Narragansett and South Kingstown have been lifted. The final advisory, on the Narragansett North End water system, was lifted today. Advisories on the Suez, Narragansett Point Judith,
09/10/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising people to avoid contact with Spectacle Pond in Cranston due to a blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) bloom in the pond. Blue-green algae can produce toxins, including...
09/08/2018
The boil water advisory that has been in place since August 31st for customers of the Suez Water, Narragansett Point Judith, South Kingstown South Shore, and South Kingstown Middlebridge water systems has been lifted. The boil water advisory is still in place for customers of the...
09/07/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) homepage, www.health.ri.gov, now includes water sample test results for the boil water advisory, which is still in place in parts of Narragansett and South Kingstown. This information will be updated regularly to allow residents and business owners...
09/06/2018
The five water systems serving parts of South Kingstown and Narraganset that are under a boil water advisory began resampling yesterday to determine whether the water from those systems is again safe to drink. Test results showing the absence of bacteria in the water are required every day for...
09/04/2018
The location where Narragansett and South Kingstown residents who are affected by the current boil water advisory can get bottles filled with clean water has been moved from the Kingston Fire Station on Bills Road to West Kingston Park, located at 3840 Kingstown Road, in West Kingston. Residents...
09/02/2018
Since Aug. 31, a boil water advisory has remained in place for customers of five public water systems serving parts of Narragansett and South Kingstown because E. coli bacteria was found in the water supply. There is no change to the advisory, and all customers should continue to boil water until...
08/31/2018
A boil water advisory is in place for the customers of five public water systems serving parts of Narragansett and South Kingstown because E. coli bacteria was found in the water supply. The affected water systems are: - Suez Water (customers with questions should contact Chris Jacobs at 401-...
08/30/2018
The Frontier Camper Park, located at 180A Maxson Hill Road in Ashaway, is required to issue a precautionary boil water notice to its customers because the water system lost pressure. Customers should boil vigorously for at least one minute all water used for human consumption, including drinking...