Water Quality Programs

Research-based education and training programs helping Rhode Islanders protect their Water Resources and Health.

New England Onsite Wastewater Training Program (NE OWTP)

WasteWaterThe New England Onsite Wastewater Training Program is located at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, RI. The program offers classroom and field training experience for wastewater professionals, regulators, municipal and state officials, watershed groups, and homeowners

RI Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials (NEMO)


RI NEMO (Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials) provides information, education, and assistance to local land use officials regarding how they can accommodate growth while protecting their drinking water supplies and other valuable water resources.

URI Home*A*Syst

The URI Home*A*Syst Program is an educational, technical resource to Rhode Island residents.  We work to provide residents with the skills and resources needed to protect their drinking water quality, the quality of the State’s water resources, and to take action to protect their health and the environment.

URI Watershed Watch


The URI Watershed Watch (URIWW) is a volunteer water quality monitoring program that works with local communities to assess water quality, identify sources of pollution in water and provide information about water leading to more effective management of critical water resources. 

URI Water Quality Program provides equal program opportunities without regard to race,age, sex or preference, creed, or disability. The University is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity employer. AES and CE programs are nondiscriminatory (Non-Discrimination Statement).