PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Providence Water is alerting customers in Providence’s Washington Park and Charles Street neighborhoods of upcoming water main and service line construction work scheduled to begin in April.
Approximately 63,100 linear feet (about 12 miles) of Providence Water Distribution Mains will be rehabilitated in the Washington Park and Charles Street neighborhoods. In addition, Providence Water will be replacing public and private lead service lines in both neighborhoods. As a result of grant funding secured by Providence Water, there will be no cost to income eligible customers (household income of less than $58,000) to replace private side lead service lines.
Washington Park and Charles Street neighborhood customers are encouraged to complete and return Right of Entry Forms. This will allow Providence Water contractors to conduct work on your property to replace private lead service lines. Customers with questions about private side lead service line replacements and the Right of Entry Form are encouraged to call the Water Quality Hotline, (401) 521-6303.
Construction may disrupt normal traffic and require temporary by-pass water service connections for customers. Providence Water will be in regular communication with customers in affected neighborhoods to ensure that all are aware of upcoming construction dates and potential temporary service interruptions. Customers are encouraged to visit provwater.com/construction for detailed information and to call (401) 521-6303 with questions.
These projects are part of Providence Water’s Infrastructure Rehabilitation Program. The Infrastructure Rehabilitation Program’s mission is to reinvest in our system, replace and rehabilitate aging infrastructure, and continue to provide reliable, safe and clean drinking water to our customers. Approximately $140 million has been invested to replace or reline more than 116 miles of water main since the program began in 1996.