Providence Water, although a department of the City of Providence, is regulated by state and federal agencies in addition to city policies and procedures. The quality of our treated drinking water is regulated by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Rhode Island Department of Health. Our revenue and rate structure is regulated by the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission.

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The mission of the Engineering Department is to provide engineering and technical services to

  • Ensure the integrity of the physical system and the system’s operations for providing a safe and reliable water supply
  • Develop and maintain technical system records and mapping in support of the organization’s operations and planning
  • Plan and ensure sound and orderly growth of the system
  • Plan and implement needed improvements to the system
  • Plan for adequate future supplies