Water Main Improvements 2014
44,850 Linear feet (nearly 8.5 miles) of Providence Water Distribution Mains will be replaced or refurbished (Cleaned and Relined) in our service area for the 2014 Construction season, weather permitting (from April through November).

This work will disrupt normal traffic and require temporary by-pass water service connections for customers.

When finished, customers will have improved water quality for years to come and new road surfaces.

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Who We Are
Providence Water operates the largest water utility in Rhode Island. We get our water from a series of surface water reservoirs located in the central portion of the state, treat the raw water through a rapid sand filter filtration plant using conventional chemical treatment, and transmit the treated water to a retail and wholesale distribution system.
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Exceptional Drinking Water
To ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the U.S. EPA prescribes regulations limiting the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. Once again, Providence Water is proud to present our annual water quality report to you; the consumer. This report includes all testing of your drinking water completed for the calendar year ending last December 31st.
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Protecting Your Water System
In addition to keeping rates down, Providence Water's goal is to maintain and improve your water system. Daily, we strive to reliably deliver quality drinking water to you; our customer. Two projects that are helping us do just that are the Lead Service Replacement project, the Water Main Replacement project and the Filtration System Improvements project.

The Treatment Process
Providence Water operates a water treatment and filtration plant which was officially dedicated as the Philip J. Holton Water Purification Plant on August 22, 1962. The plant employs conventional chemical treatment combined with rapid sandfiltration to purify the raw water prior to distributing the water to consumers.
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Deer Management Public Meeting Presentations

On July 26, Providence Water hosted a public meeting in Scituate to provide information and answer questions about white-tailed deer management on the City-owned watershed lands surrounding the Scituate Reservoir. A recent comprehensive study of deer impacts concluded that deer are negatively affecting forest health and native plants on the property. During the fall of 2010, management will include a controlled hunt in the Tunk Hill area of the property. Slides from the presentations given at the meeting are available below.