Policy & Legislation

Rhode Island Lead and Drinking Water Protection Act

The Lead and Drinking Water Protection Act, introduced by Representative Eileen S. Naughton and signed by Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo, directs the Department of Health to use funds from federal capitalization grants to conduct baseline copper and lead testing of the water supply systems of each local government as well as in public schools and licensed daycare facilities.

Lead and Copper Drinking Act Could Improve Local Water