Blood and Watershed

A film by Evan Villari



100 years ago, seven members of the Providence Water Supply Board forcibly removed the residents from five villages to create the Scituate Reservoir. Today, seven individuals continue to privately decide matters related to public water usage, impacting 66% of the State of Rhode Island. Although the capacity of the reservoir has not changed, the demand for clean, accessible water has gone up exponentially. As the filmmaker uncovers the true story which led to the creation of the reservoir he engages with Providence Water as a citizen and rate payer who believes we must all take action and hold the few accountable, while protecting our most valuable natural resource.

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