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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Lead and Drinking Water

In our community, some of the service pipes that serve some of the older homes are made of lead.  

Even if you do not have a lead service line, plumbing fixtures like faucets, valves, brass pipes, and pipe solder can contain small amounts of lead.