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United Water, one of the leading providers of water and wastewater services in the nation, today celebrated the completion of infrastructure upgrades totaling $52 million at its City of East Providence Water Pollution Control Facility. The treatment plant has undergone extensive improvements that have made the facility more operationally friendly and efficient. Now equipped with advanced technology and two new odor control systems that help treat harmful and odorous gases, as well as the new and improved Collection System has increased capacity to eliminate sewer system overflows that have improved water quality in the Providence River and Narragansett Bay.
The State of Rhode Island Public Service Commission approved a settlement agreement between the Division of Public Utilities and Carriers and United Water Rhode Island that will increase water rates for the typical residential customer of about 15 cents a day or about $4.46 a month - making the cost per gallon delivered to customer taps on a 24-hour, seven days a week basis still less than a penny.
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