Charlestown,RI

4540 South County Trail, Charlestown RI 02813
 

THE TOWN OF CHARLESTOWN ON-SITE WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

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Welcome to our website! The Town of Charlestown has been on the leading edge of septic system / on-site wastewater management in Rhode Island since 1994.  Protection of our groundwater is of utmost importance as all of Charlestown relies ONLY on groundwater for drinking water.  Also, our natural beauty, which is a major economic engine for the area is very sensitive to pollution from failing or substandard on-site wastewater treatment systems. 

Please take some time and explore our webpage.  If you have any questions or comments feel free to contact the On-Site Wastewater Manager.

 

GOOD NEWS FOR YOUR HEALTH
AND OUR ENVIRONMENT!!..............

 

To date, approximately 99.9% of all polluting cesspools have been eliminated in Charlestown!

 

Wastewater Management Office Hours:

Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 

Town Hall

4540 South County Trail

Charlestown, RI 02813

 

To report a septic system or cesspool issue or complaint, please contact the Wastewater Management Office:

 

Contact Information:

Matt Dowling

On-Site Wastewater Manager / Environmental Scientist, (401) 364-5030

mdowling@charlestownri.org

 

 

Wastewater Management Commission (WWMC):

  • Meets the second Wednesday night of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Town Hall in the Annex Conference Room
  • Public is welcome
  • The meetings are open to the public.  We welcome your comments and will listen to your concerns or ideas.

Commissioners:

Thomas Ferrio, Chair

Elizabeth Richardson, Vice Chair

Peter Ogle

Robert D. Frost

 
Currently Three Open Positions - Call 364-5030 to Volunteer

 

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Explore Charlestown's On-Site Wastewater Management Program:
**Click on the underlined links for additional information.**

Charlestown Cesspool Phase-out Program

The primitive cesspool — a 55-gallon drum with holes in its sides — is a danger to public health. Illustration by John Githinji and Page Carr
The primitive cesspool — a 55-gallon drum with holes in its sides — is a danger to public health. Illustration by John Githinji and Page Carr