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 10 years, we have spent over $45M replacing 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 four-pronged approach to reducing the amount of lead at a customer's tap:

Corrosion Control

Flushing Program

Public Education and Outreach

Water Main Rehabilitation