Quonset Points


May 2008

In This Issue
Quonset Water Supply
Quonset Business Expo
Beaches Open for Summer!
Conservation, Smart Use, Pumping Capacity
Keys to the Quonset Water Supply

Cooperation between the Kent County Water Authority, the Town of North Kingstown and the Quonset Development Corporation (QDC) ensures water availability for customers of all three entities.
The Navy also left Quonset pumping capacity for 4.6 million gallons of water per day.  The Business Park uses only a fraction of that, or approximately 700,000 gallons per day.
"We have a number of initiatives underway to make the best use of water from the Hunt River so that it can continue to meet the needs of the businesses at Quonset as well as our neighbors," said Steven J. King, COO, Quonset Development Corporation.
One of these initiatives is North Kingstown's effort to find alternative sources of water to irrigate its golf course. The Town is exploring the use of an abandoned well on the property in a plan currently before the Department of Environmental Management. The water from the well is not suitable for drinking, but is clean and could be used for irrigation. 
Business Expo Showcases Progress
and Development at Quonset

Over 30 Rhode Island businesses participated in the Quonset Business Expo sponsored by The North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce and Quonset Development Corporation (QDC) at the Quonset 'O' Club on April 24th.
The event gave exhibitors and attendees the chance to network with Quonset tenants, QDC directors, chamber members and the general public.  Showcasing development and support for the Quonset Business Park, the Expo provided an opportunity to learn about the products and services offered by residents of the Business Park.
The Expo was co-sponsored by Delta Dental, Every Company Counts, New Boston Development Group and the Chamber of Commerce Benefit Connections.
Quonset's Beaches Open for the Summer!

The Quonset Development Corporation (QDC) is putting the finishing touches on plans to provide greater public access to more than a mile of shoreline spanning four separate beaches in the Business Park. QDC has put in parking lots, bike racks, landscaping and fencing around the beaches, which are designated public access points. 
"By putting in paved parking and other amenities for beach goers, we are building on this tremendous asset as a recreational resource for North Kingstown, the State, and Park residents," said Steven J. King, QDC COO. "Already on warm weather days, people are strolling along the waterfront and walking trails." 
All four beaches - Blue, Spink's Neck, Calf Pasture Point and Compass Rose - are handicapped accessible and open to the public.