Complaint to EPA accuses Providence Water of discrimination in lead replacement practices

A COMPLAINT filed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency accuses the Providence Water Supply Board of violating federal discrimination laws in its policies for replacing lead pipes. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE WATER SUPPLY BOARD
PROVIDENCE – A group of local and national activism groups has accused Providence Water Supply Board of violating federal anti-discrimination laws for putting communities of color with low incomes at higher risk for lead exposure in their drinking water. In a first-of-its-kind administrative complaint filed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday, five groups…

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