Providence Water, although a department of the City of Providence, is regulated by state and federal agencies in addition to city policies and procedures. The quality of our treated drinking water is regulated by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Rhode Island Department of Health. Our revenue and rate structure is regulated by the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission.

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Hydrant Flushing Areas

The Providence Water unidirectional flushing season is expected to begin in late March 2018. Flushing sequences are scheduled from 10:00pm to 6:00am nightly.

Below are our anticipated flushing sequences for the 2018 season (March - November).

1 FA-57 Olneyville - Center Section
2 FA-40 Western Cranston / South West Section
3 FA-29 Budlong Section
4 FA-27 Meshanticut Section
5 FA-31 Knightsville / Laurel Hill Section
6 FA-32 West End/NE
7 FA-02 Blackstone/Wayland Section


Click here to see a Master Flushing Map

  • Blue indicates areas that have been flushed.
  • Orange indicates areas that are scheduled to be flushed in 2018.
  • Gray indicates future flushing areas.