Smithfield Water Supply Board
ATTENTION CUSTOMERS OF THE
SMITHFIELD WATER SUPPLY BOARD
Our Annual Drinking Water Quality Report or Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) is available at our offices, 3 Spragueville Rd., Monday through Friday, 8AM – 3 PM. It is also available at the Smithfield and North Providence libraries. This report is designed to inform you about the quality of the water you drink. It details the efforts we, and others make to ensure that our drinking water is safe and meets federal and state requirements. It is published pursuant to the US EPA’s 1996 Safe Water Drinking Act as Amended. Any questions may be called in at 233-1034.
Smithfield Water Supply Board
Download or view the report in PDF format
Report updated online 6-13-2013
Historical Background & System Summary: A Water Supply Commission for the Town of Smithfield was authorized and established by Chapter 1676, 1930 Public Laws of Rhode Island, charged with the responsibility to make “an accurate and comprehensive study of the water supply of the Town of Smithfield ”. Subsequent legislation delineated the service area of the Smithfield Water Supply Board (SWSB).
In 1963-64, the Longview Pump Station (fed by the Providence Water Supply Board), and a twelve inch diameter cast iron transmission line in Smithfield Road ( North Providence ) was constructed. This transmission line traverses en route, along Ridge Road ( Smithfield ) to the Rocky Hill one million gallon storage tank. Today, the SWSB includes approximately sixty thousand feet of transmission and distribution water mains of varying materials and sizes. In addition to the Rocky Hill Storage Tank, the Island Woods four million gallon storage tank was put into service in 1993.
The system’s 1,200 residential and industrial metered accounts serve approximately 9,200 persons. Of these, an estimated one-third reside in the Town of N. Providence. System capacity is approximately 2 million gallons per day; approximately 500,000 to 600,000 gallons per day are delivered to N. Providence users. Also, the system delivers about 65,000 gallons per day to users in the East Smithfield Water District.
As part of the US EPA Superfund project, completed in 1997, there exists an additional 20,000 feet of twelve inch transmission line in Log Road and adjacent roadways, along with a 300,000 gallon storage tank on Burlingame Road . Also, this project included the construction of two new booster pumping stations( Limerock Rd. , Log Rd. ) and appurtenances as well as the complete retrofitting of the existing Longview Pump Station.
Frequently Asked Questions
How often am I billed?
Semi-annually for residential and small use non-residential customers. Monthly for large use non-residential customers.
May I pay my bill at your office?
No. Bills are paid by mail (64 Farnum Pike, Smithfield, RI 02917) or in person at the Treasurer’s Office at Town Hall at 64 Farnum Pike during normal business hours.
I have a real estate closing, what do I do?
Contact us several days before the closing to arrange for a final “inside the house” meter reading.
Where does my water come from?
All our water is supplied by the reservoir system of the Providence Water Supply Board. We have no wells. See our Annual Drinking Water Quality Report or Consumer Confidence Report linked above.
How may I learn more about my water?
Contact us for our most recent annual Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) or view past years at the Atlantic States Rural Water & Wastewater Association web site.
How do get a water saving conservation kit for my residence?
The kits are available at the Department of Public Works Garage, Monday through Friday, 7:30am – 3:00pm.
Where can I go for more information?
- The EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791
- The Providence Water Supply Board at 401-521-6300
- Emergency interconnection with the Greenville Water Department
- To maintain the highest quality potable water.
- To maintain fire flow protection for both residential and industrial users.
- To maintain a cost effective system user rate structure.
- To promote the effective and efficient conservation, development, and protection of the Smithfield Water Supply Board.
- To continue a water conservation plan for system users.
- To continue implementation of the Capital Improvement Plan.
- To retrofit system devices/appurtenances to comply with applicable codes.
- To increase system capacity.
- To expand system service area.