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2016 Blackstone Community Outreach Meeting
As part of a continuing effort to improve water quality and the condition of our water system, Providence Water has hired a specialized contractor to rehabilitate the existing water mains in the Blackstone neighborhood.
Please read and review the following materials pertaining to this upcoming project.
Blackstone Water Main Rehabilitation Project Overview Handout - This handout describes the water main cleaning and lining process, the water main replacement process, and also contains frequently asked questions regarding temporary bypass and construction impacts.
Blackstone Water Main Rehabilitation Project Powerpoint Presentation - This handout contains the presentation slides from the community outreach meeting that contains the following information:
- Systems Overview
- MAP of the 2016 Blackstone Construction Area
- Lead Service Facts
- Lead Service Replacements
- Overview of Water Main Rehabilitiation
- Water Main Replacement Process
- Water Main Cleaning and Lining
Lead Service Replacement Handouts (English/Spanish)
Information About Lead in Drinking Water