Educational Materials


About Your Water

Water is essential to life. We all play a role in ensuring that the water we drink and use is clean and available.

What you should do

  • Reduce exposure to lead in drinking water, by flushing your taps and other simple steps. (more)
  • Stay alert possible water contamination issues which may occur if you drink from a public water system. (more)
  • Learn about the test results from your water supplier as published in "Consumer Confidence Reports". (more)
  • Use and dispose of hazardous materials, including pesticides and fertilizers wisely to avoid polluting water sources (more)
  • Protect the land draining into the well and test for potential contamination if you have a private well. (more)

What we do

  • Implement and enforce the federal drinking water regulations in the state.(more)
  • Provide recommendations to assist private well owners in protecting the quality of their drinking water sources.(more)
  • Help prioritize investments in public drinking water infrastructure projects for funding (more)
  • Ensure that public water suppliers are taking correct measures to treat and protect their water supplies (more)
  • Developed plans for the assessment and protection of drinking water sources in cooperation with the University of Rhode Cooperative Extension and EPA
  • Support the efforts of the Department of Environmental Management to regulate watersheds protection.