Reducing exposure to lead is a public health priority for EPA. Unfortunately, years ago, lead was often used in the pipes that connect homes to the water main in the street.


Providence Water has levels of Disinfection Byproducts (DBPs) above drinking water standards

Frigid temperatures outside can trigger more water main breaks than normal, due primarily to the expansion and contraction of moisture in the soil surrounding the water mains that bring you your water. This shifting of soil can cause water pipes in the ground to often crack, leak or burst, as well as the inconvenience of water service interruption to some customers.

If you spot a leak in your street, call Providence Water to report the problem at (401) 521-6300.

(Providence, RI – December 11, 2017) – Providence Water is reminding customers to be cautious and ask for proper identification when anyone presents themselves as a Providence Water contractor or employee, especially when seeking access to a residence.    

Be advised that:

Providence, RI:  Providence Water has formally opened its Central Operating Facility (COF) at 125 Dupont Drive in Providence. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  The water emergency line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling 401-­‐521-­‐6300 and choosing option 1.