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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Where Does Providence Water Stand?

In the second half of 2017, Providence Water's 90th percentile level was 16.7 parts per billion (ppb), which is above the lead action limit of 15 ppb. Providence Water entered a Bilateral Compliance Agreement with the RI Department of Health in April 2017.

Lead and Copper Rule

Providence Water Results