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1/19/2021 Kent County representatives push for attorney general to investigate Kent County Water Authority
STATE HOUSE — Rep. Joseph M. McNamara (D-Dist. 19, Warwick, Cranston) and other members of the Kent County House delegation are urging the attorney general to investigate the billing procedures of the Kent County Water Authority.

Beginning in October 2020, several water authority customers began receiving bills that were far in excess of what they usually pay. In one incident, customers received a bill that was 455 percent higher than usual, with no explanation provided for the increase.

“We have asked the water authority to explain the reasons for these increases, and we’ve given them ample time and opportunity to answer these questions,” said Representative McNamara. “We still have not been given a good answer for these extreme billing hikes, and we think it’s time for the attorney general to get involved.”

Representative McNamara, along with Representatives Joseph J. Solomon Jr. (D-Dist. 22, Warwick), David A. Bennett (D-Dist. 20, Warwick, Cranston) and Thomas E. Noret (D-Dist. 25, Coventry, West Warwick), have introduced a House resolution (2021-H 5030) that would formally request Attorney General Peter Neronha to review the major increase in water charges by the Kent County Water Authority and the Public Utilities Commission.

For more information, contact:
Daniel Trafford, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903