In 1996, when Congress amended the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), it included a provision requiring all community water systems to deliver to their consumers a brief summary of their water quality. The Water Quality Report (WQR) is a report on the quality of drinking water supplied by your utility over the past year. It includes some basic information on source of supply, levels of any detected contaminants, and some general educational material.
The first report must be delivered to consumers by October 19, 1999 and then by July 1st of each successive year. The WQR is not intended to be a technical report, but rather an exercise in communication. The EPA felt that a report full of technical terms or one that showed all contaminants tested for, but not found, would tend to discourage consumer interest.
We are proud to present our annual water quality reports below. Over the years, we at Providence Water have dedicated ourselves to producing world class drinking water at a bargain price that meets all state and federal standards. We continually strive to adopt new methods for delivering the best quality drinking water to you.
Most of our customers are reading this important Water Quality document online. The US Environmental Protection Agency no longer requires water utilities to hand-deliver a printed copy to every consumer in the service area. We are now required to have this report posted on our official website for all to read. This regulation is saving a lot of printing and postage costs – money that can better be spent making improvements to our water system.
If you still wish to have a paper copy of this year’s report, you can easily print one from our website or you may call (401) 521-6300 x7166 to request a copy.