The drinking water that leaves the treatment plant in Scituate and is distributed through the Providence Water system does not contain lead.

Over the last 15 years, we have spent approximately $76M replacing public side lead services.  We have also made changes to the water treatment process to make the water less corrosive in an effort to reduce lead levels in some homes.

Providence Water takes a multi-pronged approach to reduce the amount of lead at a customer's tap:

Lead Service Line Replacement 

Corrosion Control

Flushing Program

Public Education and Outreach

Water Main Rehabilitation