Why would the Water Department want to put the groundwater reservoir at risk?

This answer is easy; we do not wish to put any areas involved in our drinking water at risk. The Water Department’s job is to provide safe drinking water. State and federal laws require communities and water suppliers to protect their source water, which for North Kingstown is our groundwater. 

Site plan review requirements and other best available control technology requirements, that are included in North Kingstown’s Groundwater Overlay Zoning Ordinance, apply to both GW1 and GW2 zones, and the differences in the protection requirements are minimal.

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1. I am hearing that you are putting our drinking water at risk, is this true?
2. What is the difference between GW1 and GW2, and what does that mean?
3. Is this some special deal for this one parcel of land and this one property owner?
4. Why isn’t there a map that is accurate and up to date?
5. Why would the Water Department want to put the groundwater reservoir at risk?
6. How does this affect Allie’s Donuts anyway?
7. Is our water supply truly stressed?