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City again eyes water-system lease

As the saying goes, if at first you don’t succeed – try, try again. That’s what Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza is doing with...
PROVIDENCE WATER is launching a program that to help customers to replace privately owned lead pipes. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE WATER

Providence Water launches interest free loan program to remove lead pipes

PROVIDENCE – Providence Water is providing interest-free loans through a quasi-state agency to help homeowners replace lead pipes that connect from the public utility...

OER honors public sector for energy-efficiency achievements

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Office of Energy Resources recognized 12 state agencies, municipalities and higher education facilities for renewable-energy and energy-efficiency achievements, at its...
CONTAMINANT FREE: Paul Cicillini, carrier for Crystal Springs Water Co., delivers water to the apartment of Natalie Drozhzhin in Providence. Customers are willing to pay monthly for delivery of drinking water they know is free of contaminants. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Getting the lead out

Lead in old water line and housing is a looming health issue. Everyone wants it removed, but who will pay? The mailed notifications to Providence...

Lead in water too large a health risk

Here’s a thought. Instead of spending billions of dollars fixing the state’s crumbling schools, why don’t we first replace all the lead pipes delivering...
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