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4/4/2023 State, local leaders to highlight progress on lead pipe replacement
STATE HOUSE – Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio (D-Dist. 4, North Providence, Providence), U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, Gov. Dan McKee, North Providence Mayor Charles Lombardi, and other state and local leaders will highlight ongoing efforts to replace all lead pipes in Rhode Island’s water supply during an event this morning in North Providence.
The event will be held on Tuesday, April 4, at 11:30 a.m., outside 7 Ferncliff Ave. in North Providence. The lead water lines leading to the multi-family home at 7 Ferncliff Ave., as well as other homes on the street, are about to undergo replacement.
Participants will include:
            U.S. Sen. Jack Reed
            Governor Daniel McKee
            General Treasurer James A. Diossa
            Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio
            Representative William W. O’Brien
            North Providence Mayor Charles Lombardi
            North Providence Town Council President Dino Autiello
            Erica Hammond, Lead Organizer, Climate Jobs RI
            Michael Sabitoni, President, Rhode Island Building & Construction Trades Council
            Jeff Diehl, CEO, RI Infrastructure Bank
            Dean Martilli, Project Manager for North Providence’s lead pipe replacement program
The event will highlight the federal funds available to replace lead pipes; the Lead Poisoning Prevention Act (2023-S 00022023-H 5007), sponsored by President Ruggerio and Representative O’Brien; and the considerable work on this issue in communities around Rhode Island, especially North Providence’s successful efforts.

For more information, contact:
Daniel Kittredge, Deputy Directory of Communications
State House Room 112
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 276-5516