‘Sneaky’ Sale of City Water Protested at Rally

FALL RIVER — The Coalition for Social Justice rallied against the Watuppa Water Board on Monday to protest the “sneaky” sale of city water to a proposed power plant in Burrillville, Rhode Island.

Our water board sold our water with no one knowing,” said coalition member Erica Scott.

The water board in a 2-1 vote last year approved a contract with Benn Water & Heavy Transport to supply water to Invenergy, a Chicago developer that has proposed building a fracked gas power plant in Burrillville.

Several other communities had denied the sale of water to the plant.

The city of Fall River is being paid $25,000 a year for the water.

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