(Providence, RI) -- New legislation is being introduced in the House and Senate allowing the Providence Water Supply Board to be acquired by an outside group. Narragansett Bay Commission chairman Vincent Mesolella tells WPRI-TV the agency is having serious discussions with Providence officials about acquiring the supply board. Mesolella adds the legislation was introduced at the commission's request. Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza has suggested selling the water supply board as a way or raising hundred of millions of dollars to pay down the city's pension deficit.
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