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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Charles Street - "Center" Section

Please be advised that Providence Water crews will be performing late night unidirectional hydrant flushing in the Charles Street - "Center" Section of Providence.

During flushing operations customers may experience a temporary reduction in pressure and discolored water.

The flushing program is scheduled to continue on:

Start Date: Sunday, July 31, 2016

Time: 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM (Duration: 8 Hours/Night)

Sequences scheduled to be flushed: Sequences 116 through ~148

Normal Hours of Operation (Sunday Night - Friday Morning)

(Night flushing will be performed for this flushing area)

Expected Duration: ~ 19 Working Days (Weather Permitting)

Crews will be performing sequences as follows: Silver Spring St. at Northup Avenue heading Northerly, continuing to Ledge St. off of Silver Spring St. and continue with flushing sequence. 

A flushing map is available to identify the streets that will be flushed for each sequence.

How to read the flushing map

  • Each segment of the map is identified by a flushing number.
  • A flushing sequence consists of a group of sequential numbers that indicate a flushing area.
  • Red lines in the flushing map indicate streets that are scheduled to be flushed.
  • Blue lines in the flushing map indicate streets that have been flushed.


View Flushing Map for Charles Street - "Center" Section  

Crews will do their best to adhere to projected flushing schedules, however some flushes may be delayed due to unforeseen circumstances such as inclement weather or unforeseen maintenance issues. Flushing sequences defined above are estimated and may not be completed as anticipated.