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Public Notices

  • Unidirectional flushing will begin Tuesday, September 30, 2014. Flushing will take place between 9:00 PM & 6:00 AM.

  • Week of 11/3/2014 we will be flushing the following streets:  Mason Street, Fairmount Street, Rhodes Avenue, Great Road North Smithfield, Logee Street, Jillison Ave, Knight Street. As well as these main streets all side streets in the areas of the listed streets will also be flushed. Customers may experience some discolored water, as well as lower than normal pressure. If you experience rusty water, run your COLD water for a short time to clear the lines. If possible, please limit water usage during these hours, especially if you notice work crews in your area.

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Technical Information

Water Meters Located in Shallow Pits in Building Basements

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Rules and Regulations

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Procedure To Install Water Mains

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Water Division Material Specifications

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Backflow Preventer Testing Program

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Mail the above form to:

Water Division

PO Box B

Woonsocket, RI 02895 attn: Water Eng.

or email to: BDoire@woonsocketri.org

Contact the Water Division Engineering Tech at 401-597-6680 with any additional questions.


For Residential Customers

  • Get a Conservation Kit from the Water Department!  Its free!  Call 401-767-9297 to get yours today.  The kit includes a low flow showerhead, 2 aerators for sinks, a toilet tank bank to conserve water when you flush and a leak pill that can test your system for leaks.

Water Division Information

  • Water Quality Report - 2012

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  • Water Consumer Confidence Report - 2011

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  • Water Consumer Confidence Report - 2010

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  • Where Does My Water Come From?

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  • Substances Expected to be in Drinking Water & Special Health Information

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Links Pertaining to Drinking Water


Visit Website www.health.ri.gov/programs/publicdrinkingwater/


Visit Website http://water.epa.gov/drink/


Visit Website http://sos.ri.gov/documents/archives/regdocs/released/pdf/DOH/5536.pdf


Visit Website http://www.dlt.ri.gov/profregs/PlumbIrrMain.htm


    The Woonsocket Water Division recognizes the cornerstone to providing quality drinking water and dependable service is the replacement and maintenance of critical infrastructure. 

    Woonsocket Water's commitment to excellence is further demonstrated by our investment in our employees.  All system operators are state-certified based on a successful comprehensive national examination and continuing education requirements.

    For public comment on an ongoing basis, customers can contact the office of Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt or attend the Woonsocket City Council Meetings.  The Council holds hearings on budget and other financial matters, approves contracts and considers ordinances that create or amend local laws.  Some of these matters affect the operation of the Woonsocket Water Division.  The council meets on the first and third Monday of every month at 7:00 pm in Harris Hall in City Hall, 169 Main Street, Woonsocket, RI.  The meetings are televised live on Cox Cable Channel 18.  Public comment is welcome.