Update to the Remove the Whole Lead Pipe Program

March 2023 Update

The Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank (RIIB) was able to secure a $218,000.00 (WIII) ACT Grant “Water Infrastructure Improvement for the Nation” from the Environmental Protection Agency for small, disadvantaged communities. Through the efforts of Mayor Lombardi RIIB awarded the entire amount to the Town of North Providence to continue the replacement of residential lead water delivery systems in town.

North Providence estimates that they should be able to complete LSR’s in 45 to 51 residential properties this year.  The following streets will be addressed during the 2023 calendar year Audubon Avenue, Barrett Avenue, Capitol View, Cushing Street, Ferncliff Avenue, Homewood Avenue, Kentland Avenue, Lexington Avenue, Peckham Avenue, Sunset Avenue, Woodward Road, and Worcester Avenue.  To identify if your home is on the 2023 schedule please contact Dean Martilli, Project Manager at (404) 964-1876 or .  

A brief application must be submitted by each household to qualify for the free upgrade. The four-page application must be completed in full and returned to the Project Manager.


See the full Remove the Whole Lead Pipe Program page

From Fatima Hospital: Do YOU Know the Symptoms of a Stroke? Three Languages

Do YOU Know the Symptoms of a Stroke?

Do YOU Know the Symptoms of a Stroke?

Do YOU Know the Symptoms of a Stroke?


Get the 2023 North Providence Trash & Recycling Calendar

Click the image below to get the .pdf of the 2023 North Providence Trash & Recycling Calendar :

2023 North Providence Trash & Recycling Calendar (.pdf)

The Take It Outside Grant Application Period is Open

Rhode Island Commerce Corp. has awarded the Town of North Providence funding, Take It Outside in a statewide effort to encourage residents to have increased outdoor activities to reduce the transmission rate of COVID-19. Eligible expenses, associated with the expansion of businesses to outdoors, public spaces, parking lots and sidewalks, include: chairs, tables, heat lamps, tents, outdoor igloos, outdoor greenhouses, outdoor WiFi systems, masks, hand sanitizer, security, insurance costs related to specific outdoor activities, lighting, power sources, relevant signage, bike racks, decks and other costs affiliated with the expansion to outdoors. The Department of Treasury in its guidance, FAQ#55, has identified ineligible expenses are: workforce bonuses, severance pay and legal settlements.

Funds will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, Brent Wiegand, Director of Planning, 2000 Smith Street, No Providence Ri 02911, planning@northprovidenceri.gov,  401-232-0900 ext. 1227 

Applications can be completed online at the following link:


RIDOH and DEM Expanding Recommendation to Avoid Contact with Wenscott Reservoir

Press Releases
RIDOH and DEM Expanding Recommendation to Avoid Contact with Wenscott

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising people to avoid contact with Wenscott Reservoir in North Providence due to a blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) bloom. A previous advisory this summer specified the area of Wenscott Reservoir near Douglas Pike, just past Cavalry Drive. This advisory expands to all of Wenscott Reservoir. Blue-green algae can produce toxins that can harm humans and animals. The RIDOH State Laboratory detected high concentrations of cyanobacteria toxins in water collected by DEM at Governor Notte Park.

People should be careful not to ingest water or eat fish from the pond. All recreation, including fishing, boating, and kayaking, should be avoided. Animals who may ingest pond water are especially at risk from exposure to the algal toxins, so owners should not allow pets to drink or swim in the water. The advisory will remain in effect until further notice.

Skin contact with water containing blue-green algae commonly causes irritation of the skin, nose, eyes, and/or throat. Common health effects associated with ingesting water containing algal toxins include stomach-ache, diarrhea, vomiting, and nausea. Rarer health effects include dizziness, headache, fever, liver damage, and nervous system damage. Young children and pets are at a particular risk for health effects associated with algal toxins. People who have had contact with pond waters and experience those symptoms should contact their healthcare provider.

If you come into contact with the water, rinse your skin with clean water as soon as possible and, when you get home, take a shower and wash your clothes. Similarly, if your pet comes into contact with the water, immediately wash your pet with clean water. Do not let the animal lick its fur. Call a veterinarian if your animal shows any symptoms of blue-green algae poisoning, including loss of energy, loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, or any unexplained sickness that occurs within a day or so after being in contact with water. People are cautioned that toxins may persist in the water after the blue-green algae bloom is no longer visible. 

Blue-green algae blooms may also be affecting other waterbodies in Rhode Island. People are advised to avoid contact with waterbodies that exhibit bright green coloration in the water or at the water surface and/or dense floating algal mats that form on the water’s surface. The water may look like green paint, thick pea soup, or green cottage cheese. 

For more information and a list of current and historical advisories, go to www.dem.ri.gov/bluegreen Please send reports of suspected blue-green algae blooms, along with photographs, if possible to .

Getting the Lead Out of Drinking Water by Replacing Residential Lead Service Lines – Video


See our page with local information: https://northprovidenceri.gov/remove-the-whole-lead-pipe-program/

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. This video shows how two communities in New England, North Providence, Rhode Island and Claremont, New Hampshire, are using creative ways to finance the removal of lead service lines.

For more information about lead in drinking water, go to http://www.epa.gov/lead
For more about EPA: http://www.epa.gov/

NOTE: If you need captions, please click the CC button on the player to turn them on.

Notice Of Intent To Request Release Of Funds – CDBG Grant

Notice Of Intent To Request Release Of Funds
October 26, 2017
Town of North Providence
2000 Smith Street, North Providence, RI 02911

On or about November 9, 2017, the Town of North Providence will submit a request to the Rhode Island Community Development Block Grant Program operated by RI Office of Housing & Community Development for release of Community Development Block Grant program funds under Section 105(a) of the Housing & Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, for the Johnston-North Providence Home Repair Program sponsored by the Town of North Providence in collaboration with the Town of Johnston.  The Home Repair Program will provide deferred payment loans to assist income-eligible low-and-moderate income residents of owner-occupied single, two and three-family homes with home repairs, code compliance, handicap access, health and safety issues, in North Providence.  Estimated funding for Home Repair program is to be determined on a rolling need basis by the Rhode Island Office of Housing & Community Development, plus any additional funds accessed from the CDBG state set-a-side program.  Available funds could be in the range of $200,000.00. 

Click below to read the full document:

Code Red Community Notification System

CodeRED Community Notification Enrollment PageSign up for CodeRed – our Resident Emergency  & Weather Warning Notification System

Registration Link

Update – July 5, 2016: This is the Town of North Providence, RI with an important message for all residents and businesses in North Providence.

We have recently upgraded our CodeRED Community Notification System to include CodeRED Weather Warning, an automatic severe weather notification service, to alert citizens in the path of severe thunderstorms, flash floods and tornadoes.

Unlike community notification, citizens must register to receive these warnings by going to the CodeRED website and entering their contact information. At sign up you may select which types of warnings you’d like to receive. Entering your information will also update our Community Notification System with your current contact details. There is no charge to register for this service.

If you know of anyone who did not receive this call who lives in New Providence, please encourage them to visit the city website and enter their information.

Should you not have Internet access, please contact a friend or family member to help add your contact information. You can also call the North Providence Communications Director Ralph Nahigian directly at 401-719-1500 ext 3 for assistance. When calling please leave your name and phone number on his voice mail.


The Town of North Providence has installed a Resident Emergency Notification System called “CODERED.” In the event of a town-wide emergency or a localized geographical emergency, the town’s police department, fire department, emergency management agency or designated local official will be able to call, email, and text thousands of residents at once, notifying them of the emergency and also give instructions if needed. Using GIS (Geographic Information System) mapping databases provided by the town’s GIS Coordinator. CODERED can target a notification to a few as residents on one street, or to residents within a 5 block radius or even a 2 miles radius for example.

Any messages regarding the safety, property or welfare of the residents of North Providence will be disseminated using the CODERED system. These may include local AMBER alerts, locations of shelters for weather events, emergency instructions due to a large fire or chemical incident, boil water advisories, or evacuation notices.

The CODERED system will also allow residents to register for non-emergency and generic town notifications by email and text message. These messages may include parking bans, upcoming town events, closings of town buildings, road hazards, or weather alerts for our area.

Technology plays a vital role in everyone’s day-to-day life. We know that not everyone uses a house phone today. In Rhode Island 74 percent of 9-1-1 calls were made from a cell phone last year compared to 54 percent the previous year. More people use email and texting to communicate and it’s the town’s responsibility ensure we use those avenues to also communicate with our residents for official information.

The call-out database is compiled of 13,000 phone numbers, based on the 9-1-1 database for landline phones, however, there is no 9-1-1 database for cell phones so we need to ask our residents to register with our CODERED system. To do so they can click on the “CODERED” link. They can register for EMERGENCY notifications only or they can also register for generic notifications as well. Residents should feel safe to know that the information they provide on the link is safe. Resident information is not, and will not be, shared with anyone. No one has access to the account but designated police and fire officials.

We encourage people to register. We want the residents of North Providence to feel safe in their community and by providing this notification service to them, it’s another reason they may rest assured that the town is always trying to find ways of protecting them.

If any resident or business has any questions about the CODERED system, or needs help registering, they may contact the Communications Director, Ralph Nahigian at 401-231-8505 ext 303 or email at .


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