The Valley Breeze
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The town is working diligently to begin the next phase of its “Remove the Whole Lead Pipe” program, says Mayor Charles Lombardi.
The project has secured additional funding from the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank through the Environmental Protection Agency, as well as commitment from contractors to replace old lead pipes in private homes on select streets.
This effort is a preventative one, to ensure residents won’t have lead in their drinking water later down the line, an issue that can lead to nerve and brain damage, among other detrimental effects, say officials.
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