Providence Water has received a $3 million loan from the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank (RIIB) to offer 10-year 0% interest loans to homeowners to assist with the replacement of their private-side lead service lines. When a homeowner replaces the private portion of the lead service line, Providence Water will replace the public portion of the lead service line at no cost to the homeowner.

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Here’s how the program works:

  • Call our Water Quality Hotline at (401) 521-6303 to request an agreement for Providence Water’s 10-year 0% interest loan program, with a not-to-exceed price of $4,500 to replace your private-side lead service line.  Under the terms of this loan, a $4,500 replacement will cost $37.50 per month.
  • A contractor will be assigned to replace the private-side lead service line.
    • If the contractor’s price is less than $4,500, your bill will reflect the lower fee.
    • If the contractor’s price is greater than $4,500, Providence Water will pay the difference.
  • After the agreement is executed, the contractor will contact you directly to arrange a date to replace the private-side lead service line.

We encourage homeowners to take advantage of this cost-effective loan opportunity as the loans are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.  If you still have questions regarding the 10-year 0% interest loan, please contact us at (401) 521-6303 and we will be glad to assist you.

Read the full press release here.

 

FREE lead test kits available

Providence Water retail customers can request to have a FREE lead test kit mailed to their home or business to test their drinking water by calling our Water Quality Hotline at (401) 521-6303. Lead test kits can be requested during our normal business hours, Monday-Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm.

 

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