While these measures will help for sure, more still will need to be done. Public funding of stormwater management programs will need to increase in the future in order to meet Pawtucket's obligations. The city can reduce polluted runoff and defray some of these costs, though, if those who watch the video or obtain a rain barrel become inspired to learn and do more to reduce pollution themselves.
Pawtucket residents are encouraged to reach out to the DPW when they’re ready to start working together to help. Why not start with a rain barrel?
Interested in getting a rain barrel? For more information, please contact Andrew Silvia at Pawtucket DPW.