Councilman Faria: “Beautification Continues In Riverside At Sabin Point Park”
Progress Continues In Riverside! I'm delighted to announce the completion of the City's new storm water treatment feature at Sabin Point Park. This feature stops the direct pipe drainage into the Bay at Sabin Beach. It is one of several treatment changes which will make Sabin Point Beach swimmable. Funding for the project came from a $47,200 RIDEM Grant and all the work was done by our very own City employees utilizing our own City equipment. Remaining work will include some repaving directing runoff into the filter fore bay.
Additionally, the city has received another $100,000 New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPPCC, Federal Grant) for water quality monitoring and to construct an additional feature within the watershed and work is estimated to be completed by June of 2018. Following this, other grant monies obtained including a BWRF grant of $55,000 will be used on four additional water features with the ultimate plan to remove existing discharge pipes entirely from the beach area. The beach will be swimmable following completion of the entire project. Very special thanks to all those involved including The Highway Division, The Parks Division and The Engineering Division.
Your Councilman Truly,
Brian Faria Ward 4