R.I. Lawmakers Consider P3s for Water Bill

By Nolan Miles
P3 Kentucky Staff Writer

The Rhode Island legislature is considering a proposal that would use a public-private partnership to support the growing fiscal needs of various municipalities within the state.

Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza has publicly supported such a move, suggesting that the sale or lease of Providence Water Supply Board’s assets would raise hundreds of millions of dollars toward paying down the city’s billion-dollar-plus retirement-benefit fund deficit.

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