Links Specific to Your State
Bristol County Water Authority - CDC on Lead in Tap Water - Information on how lead gets into tap water, what Bristol County is doing to reduce exposure to lead, and what customers can do to reduce exposure to lead in drinking water.
City of Newport - Lead and Drinking Water - Instruction for reducing your risk of exposure to lead in drinking water by flushing your tap, using cold water for drinking and cooking, and having your water tested by a certified lab. Also information on what Newport Water Department is doing.
Find more information about your local drinking water by accessing your water provider’s Consumer Confidence Report (CCR), also known as an annual drinking water quality report. Your CCR tells you where your water comes from and what's in it. Please note that CCRs for all water systems may not be available. Here are some tips for refining your search: Only populate the state field, click 'Search', then browse the results for your CWS, or narrow your search by adding the name of your county.
Resources prepared by the Horsley Witten Group and commissioned by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
Guide to Choosing a Certified Lead Filtration Device (NSF International)